HAWQ and Hadoop and Open Source and a Wacky Idea

I want to soften my criticism of Greenplum‘s announcement of HAWQ a little. This post by Merv Adrian convinced me that part of by blog here looked at the issue of whether HAWQ is Hadoop too simply. I could outline a long chain of logic that shows the difficulty in making a rule for what…

A Big Data Sound Bite…

Here is a sound bite on Big Data I composed for another source… Big Data is relative. For some firms Big Data will be measured in petabytes and for other in hundreds of gigabytes. The point is that very detailed data provides the vital statistics that quantify the health of your business. To store and…