More Database Supercomputing Technology

Last year two associates from Greenplum suggested that I read a very smart academic paper titled “Efficiently Compiling Efficient Query Plans for Modern Hardware” by Thomas Neumann. Having reiterated the idea of database supercomputing in my last blog (here)… I can now suggest this paper to you. In short this paper suggests that the classic…

Database Super-computing

Today I am going to focus on a topic that I’ve suggested previously without the right emphasis: the new database architecture that uses vector processing on compressed columns to significantly accelerate performance. This is the final post inspired by Bityota (bityota.com). They reminded me that the use of vectors, once implemented by only a few vendors,…

An Elastic Shared-Nothing Architecture

In this post we will consider again the implications of implementing a shared-nothing architecture in the cloud. That is, we will start wondering about how to extend a static shared-nothing cluster deployed into an elastic hardware environment. This is the first of three posts inspired by a series of conversations with the folks at Bityota (Bityota.com). After…

High Performance Commercial Computing

Hi… In between leaving SAP and starting at the Social Security Administration I did some work for Cognilytics and with Intel. They have posted a white paper I composed here, titled “High Performance Commercial Computing in 2015”. Both Cognilytics and Intel allowed me the freedom to build this as I saw fit… so it is not…