My 4 Cents: Vertica and Paraccel 1Q2013

Summary Vertica is the product I saw the most. In fact before they were acquired they were beginning to pop up a lot. The product is innovative in several dimensions. It is wholly column-oriented with several advanced columnar optimizations. Vertica has an advanced data loading strategy that quickly commits data and then creates the column…

The Cost of Dollars per Terabyte

Let me be blunt: using price per terabyte as the measure of a data warehouse platform is holding back the entire business intelligence¬†industry. Consider this… The Five Minute Rule (see here and here) clearly describes the economics of HW technology… suggesting exactly when data should be retained in memory versus when it may be moved…