In this post, I will explore the most important of the golden rules of appliances - appliances are easy to use. For my discussions of the first two rules, see my previous posts appliances are Plug and Play and appliances are purpose-built.
I’ve been working through my golden rules of appliances in my previous posts, and evaluating various vendor’s appliance claims as we go.
Appliances are Plug and Play
Appliances are purpose-built
Appliances are easy to use
In my previous post, I defined a framework by which to evaluate the appliance claims of data warehouse and analytic vendors. These truisms, which I have come to refer to as the golden rules of appliances are:
It seems a lifetime ago now, but since this is my first post of the new year i will allow myself a little backward look to the best bit of Christmas: watching 3 family films on Christmas day (with family): Bartok the Magnificent, Cabaret & A Night in Casablanca.
You’re supposed to enter the
When you buy something these days, chances are you do some online research to see how the competition stacks up and then you "try before you buy." You find as much information as you can about a new appliance or product and you try it out before committing to anything.
With that in mind, Netezza
Technology is transforming the way we do business, but good business decisions never go out of style.
As they have for years, effective CIOs continue to balance risk against reward before investing IT budget to replace an older technology.
Most markets support one or two dominant vendors,
This is what greeted me on my return from the IBM Information On Demand show in Las Vegas, like an early “Trick or Treat” gift on the cusp of Halloween. On Thursday, our good friends at Oracle had launched a new ad in their “traditional spot” at the bottom of page one of the Wall Street Journal (in
This morning, I’m posting from the floor of Oracle Open World at the Moscone Center in San Francisco – and no, this is not yet another blog about Mark Hurd teaming up with Larry Ellison. Rather, it seems pretty safe to assume that if you’re reading this today, you’ve already heard some bit of the
I’m at Oracle Openworld , now with added JavaOne, in a Netezza shirt after many occasions when I’ve attended in an Oracle shirt. It felt a little odd for the first hour or two. The place is a zoo, but then it’s been like that for years; it must take a huge amount of focus on the part of attendees
I’ve been learning more about Netezza’s spatial data capabilities. It’s been a fairly specialized option up to now, but with the next release of the TwinFin software, which majors on heavy -weight in-database analytics, spatial data processing becomes available to all our customers.
When I was
In a recent blog, Greg Rahn of Oracle responded to Phil’s “Oracle Exadata and Netezza TwinFin Compared” eBook; before commenting on an Oracle engineer’s views, I’ll restate the eBook’s larger themes.
Exadata connects Oracle’s RAC database, its architecture designed for online transaction processing
Today Netezza is launching a new eBook entitled, “Oracle Exadata and Netezza TwinFin™ Compared”. As the name implies, this eBook provides a comparison of the Netezza TwinFin data warehouse appliance and Oracle’s “appliance-like” database machine offering.
Certainly Netezza is not the first company
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
A loyal customer alerted us toan Oracle blog by Jean-Pierre Dijcks earlier today that showed the Oracle FUD machine is fully revved-up and ready to go. I'd like to offer a rebuttal, however in the interest of not intruding on Jean-Pierre's entry with an overly-long comment, I've just put a short
We came across a series of blog posts the other day which seemed to insinuate that Netezza and other competitors might be trying to shape our 10-100X performance message on the backs of comparisons to antiquated, end-of-service life systems and not comparing to current competitors' platforms . When