VLDB – We’ve Moved! Returning To Our Founder’s Roots

Myself and the rest of the Liverpool-based members of VLDB recently moved offices. This move represents a 30-year journey back to where I started. Allow me to explain… ‘Back in the day’ there were two main employers in Old Hall St, the centre of Liverpool’s CBD: Royal Insurance (‘The Royal’) …

30 Years In IT…You’d get Less for Murder!

A few weeks ago marked 30 years since yours truly started out as a graduate IT trainee at Royal Insurance (now RSA) in 1988. Back then, there were no PCs, just dumb terminals; no mobile phones, just landlines; no email, no internet. But the biggest shock of all: other people …

Teradata MPP on AWS

Multi-node Teradata on AWS Teradata’s eponymous database became available on AWS in Q116 as a single node (SMP) only offering, as detailed in a previous VLDB blog post: Teradata on AWS – Configurations & Pricing Of far more interest to most folks was the availability of multi-node (MPP) Teradata systems …