In-Memory: The Lightning in the Big Data Bottle

March 21, 2013
In-memory architectures are velocity with a vengeance. With business’ never-ending demand for more speed, widespread adoption of in-memory platforms is inevitable. Read More

"The More It Changes. . ." Teradata to Acquire Aster Data

March 7, 2011
Last week brought the analytics industry yet another acquisition, this time Teradata buying Aster Data.  As I read the coverage, several questions came immediately to mind that one might ponder if assessing the impact of the acquisition.  It probably wasn’t customers, cash or revenue, as Aster didn’t appear to have much of either, leaving technology as the primary value.  But what and why? Read More

SAS Goes Inside the Netezza Appliance

November 16, 2009
“The best vision is insight.” -- Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990), publisher of Forbes magazine, New Jersey state senator and adventure hobbyist. A couple of big announcements from our friends at SAS today. For the industry at large, SAS’ commitment to in-database analytic processing is a confirmation of trends that we have been discussing for over two years: more and more, the “data warehouse” is becoming the hub of all analytics processing for the enterprise. While that announcement covers multiple database vendors, today’s other announcement from Cary, NC on the availability of the “SAS Scoring Accelerator for Netezza” means that we and SAS are immediately putting this recommitted strategy into action. Read More