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 …

Google Cloud Platform Review: Head In The Clouds

Google Cloud Platform Review: Head In The Clouds   Over the last decade, cloud computing services have sky rocketed as people push them to their limits and beyond to find more, advantageous uses for them. Providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and VMware are constantly refining their …

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse

SQL Data Warehouse The promise of “An elastic data warehouse-as-a-service with enterprise-class features” really got my interest when it came up on a LinkedIn post recently. How could it not, really!?!?!  What Does SQL Data Warehouse Offer? Let’s take each of the seven bullet points in turn… 1) “Petabyte Scale …

MPP & Cloud – Nothing New Under the Sun

MPP & Cloud – Nothing New Under the Sun The ‘shared nothing‘ or ‘massively parallel processing‘ (MPP) computing architecture is hardly new. The likes of Teradata, Netezza and Pivotal Greenplum have been offering MPP technology going back as far as the 1980’s (well, Teradata has, the others came along in …