Refactoring Databases P1: Defining Some Terms

We are in the middle of several agile projects at the SSA… so I’ll start the year by sharing some related issues and solutions we are considering… I am going to try to suggest some ideas about refactoring databases that are a little different from some of the concepts in the book and blogs on the…

Modernizing IT P1

Hiya, My apologies for neglecting this blog… The SSA CIO job takes time. I have several database-specific blogs drafted that I hope to get to over the holidays… In the meantime here is a CIOish post on the problem of modernizing old IT infrastructure: https://cio.gov/modernizing-federal-it-part-1-catching-up-and-jumping-ahead/ While it is not specifically about database infrastructure… I think…

A Short DW DBMS Market History: HANA, Oracle, DB2, Netezza, Teradata, & Greenplum

Here is a quick review of tens years of data warehouse database competition… and a peek ahead… Maybe ten years ago Netezza shook up the DW DBMS market with a parallel database machine that could compete with Teradata. About six years ago Greenplum entered the market with a commodity-based product that was competitive… and then…