Probably the most widespread, and commercially imminent, theme at the Summit was “SQL on Hadoop.” Since last year, many offerings have been touted, debated, and some have even shipped. In this post, I offer a brief look at where things stood at the Summit and how we got there. To net it out: offerings todayContinue reading “Hadoop Summit Recap Part Two – SELECT FROM hdfs WHERE bigdatavendor USING SQL”
EMC’s acquisition of Greenplum, announced today as a cash transaction, reaffirms the obvious: the Big Data tsunami upends conventional wisdom. It has already reshaped the market, spawning the most ferment in the RDBMS (and non-R DBMS via the noSQL players) space in years. When I first posted on Greenplum over a year ago, I saidContinue reading “EMC Buys Greenplum – Big Data Realignment Continues”
ParAccel, another of the analytic database upstarts, has weighed in on Sun hardware with a record-shattering benchmark that its competitors have thus far avoided – the 30 TB TPC-H. It’s been two years since anyone has published a 30 TB TPC-H, and only 10 of any size (all smaller) have been published in the past year. OneContinue reading “ParAccel Rocks the TPC-H – Will See Added Momentum”
Balanced Insight, a small startup founded as a consultancy in 2003, sees a market opening in automating and speeding up the beginning stages of BI projects. They are not alone in thinking so: AMR has asserted that 43.7% of typical BI project cost is labor (approximately $250k to $500k.) False precision aside, the argument that theContinue reading “Balanced Insight – Automating BI Design to Deployment”
Greenplum is one of several companies who have defied the notion that “RDBMS has been done,” and one of the most successful of late on the high end (of scale, but not necessarily price.) The argument goes that it’s a waste of time to build a new enterprise class RDBMS – kernel, optimizer, and associated feature set –Continue reading “Greenplum – Reaching Escape Velocity”
EnterpriseDB has had a steady build as an Oracle-compatible alternative DBMS. IT Market Strategy had a chance to catch up with Andy Astor, co-founder and EVP of business development, in the midst of the frenzy around the launch of IBM’s DB2 version 9.7 (discussed here). Andy was gracious enough to make himself available late (veryContinue reading “EnterpriseDB’s Big Boost From IBM Only Part of the Story”
Today IBM announced new features, products, and solution packages in its DB2 9.7 (Cobra ) release. And a new version of InfoSphere, including Informix and z versions. I’ll post about those later, but here I’d like to just highlight a buried item that got little play: DB2 can now run PL/SQL. Natively. In the engine.