PostgresConf 2018 Musings

Yours truly attended the Postgres Conf in Jersey City last week with my esteemed colleague Richard Jackson. It was quite a blast, to say the least…apart from not getting home until late Saturday afternoon. Ho hum. PostgresConf 2018, Jersey City, USA PostgreSQL Re-Cap PostgreSQL, or Postgres for short, is an open source …

Team VLDB’s Parallel Processing Supermarket Analogy

Parallel Processing Analogy Team VLDB were delighted to attend the Pivotal UK launch event in London on Wednesday evening this week. The champagne, wine and beer certainly flowed. We’re guessing not everybody made their morning appointments the next day. You know who you are! Anyway, we were chatting away with …

Cloudera Partnership

So, after 20 years of building applications on massively parallel processing (MPP) shared-nothing database architectures, we thought we’d better get in on this new fangled ‘big data’ bandwagon! As a result, VLDB Solutions has now partnered with Cloudera, the leading Apache Hadoop distributor that’s “changing the world one petabyte at …

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 …