Blogs

Building Fast Data Warehouse Schemas: Part 2

Optimize the design of your data warehouse dimension tables

July 21, 2010 | by Lester Knutsen
Optimize the design of your data warehouse dimension tables

Real-Life DB2 Superheroes

IBM puts DB2 powers on display at the IDUG conference

July 21, 2010 | by David Beulke
IBM puts DB2 powers on display at the IDUG conference

Big News for Informix

Exciting announcements unveiled at IOD EMEA 2010

July 21, 2010 | by Stuart Litel
Exciting announcements unveiled at IOD EMEA 2010

Hadoop & Netezza: Synergy in Data Analytics Results in New Customer Deployment Trends - PART 1

July 20, 2010 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
Two things before I begin: I’ll begin this posting with a call for inputs. Below I will list a few of the most common Hadoop/Netezza co-existence deployment patterns we have seen to date. But I would like to hear from others. As you see the continuing deployment of Hadoop in the enterprise and...

A Little Late Musing on the Greenplum Acquisition

July 13, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
I wasn’t planning to blog about EMC’s acquisition of Greenplum since Phil Francisco has commented here and many others, more well qualified than me, have had their say (eg here), but it did occur to me that one point this illustrates is how data warehousing got interesting again after ten years as...

Mobile BI and the Vuvuzela Queen

July 7, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
I took a little time out yesterday to think about the implications of a possible huge upsurge in mobile BI apps. You don’t have to share Michael Saylor’s unwavering belief that iPad and iPhone will be the dominant deliveryplatform in order to acknowledge that there is a real opportunity here. The...

EMC Swallows a Green Plum?

July 7, 2010 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
News broke on Tuesday that EMC plans to acquire Greenplum to focus on data warehousing and analytics on “big data”. The idea is that by doing so, EMC is officially throwing its hat into the competitive ring for the ‘Data Warehouse Appliance’ (DWA) market – something of a defensive mechanism now...

Your Mother is a Hamster

July 6, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
Up at ten to five to get an early flight to Nice to attend the MIcrostrategy World conference in Cannes. Very interesting keynote presentation by MSTR CEO Michael Saylor at the launch of their iPad/iPhone mobile BI apps platform. Saylor was passionate about iPad; he regards it as a game changer;...

Netezza Migrator: A Point of Clarification

June 27, 2010 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
It may have been the result of a misunderstanding or a comment heard out of context. But whatever the background for the commentary, let me simply state that Netezza is completely committed to the success of the Netezza Migrator and all the other Netezza products and functionality launched at Enzee...

Trading Privacy for Advantage: The Way to Better Service or an Invasion of Privacy?

June 25, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
When he wasn’t being distracted by the footie (today I use a Brit term – you can work out what I’m talking about) and amongst a lot of other themes, Curt Monash made a few observations on privacy in his EnZee Universe presentation. I find this topic scary but fascinating. As I wrote previously,...