Data Warehouse Appliances – Past, Present and Future

Data Warehouse Appliances – Past, Present and Future About 10 years ago, around 2003/04, we started to see the real world adoption of the ‘data warehouse appliance’, specifically the Netezza appliance. The Netezza co-founder and CTO, Foster Hinshaw, is credited with being the ‘father of the data warehouse appliance’. The …

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 …

IBM, Netezza and Teradata Real World Experiences

IBM, Netezza and Teradata Real World Experiences This was an evening session at TDWI (Las Vegas, March 2005) that covered real-world IBM DB2, Netezza and Teradata experiences. The full title was: “Selecting the Right Data Warehouse: Three Experts Discuss Hands-On Experiences with IBM, Netezza and Teradata” Myself, Tom Coffing (Coffing …