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 …

Amazon Redshift Initial Thoughts

Amazon Redshift As reported on El Reg and elsewhere, Amazon announced the general availability of ‘Redshift’ a few days ago: http://aws.amazon.com/redshift/ What is Amazon Redshift then? Redshift is a licensed version of the ParAccel Analytic Database (PADB) that Amazon has deployed on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud infrastructure. The …

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems

The annual “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems” was published last week. Like many folk out there, I am as interested in what the industry analysts make of the report as the report itself. Curt Monash’s comments are here: http://www.dbms2.com/2012/02/08/gartner-magic-quadrant-data-warehouse-2011-2012/ The comments from Curt I picked up on …