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 …

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 …