Thoughts on Oracle 12c…

  Here are some quick thoughts on Oracle 12c…   First, I appreciate the tone of the announcements. They were sober and smart.   I love the pluggable database stuff. It fits into the trends I have discussed here and here. Instead of consolidating virtual machines on multi-core processors and incurring the overhead of virtual operating…

Hadoop and the EDW

Cloudera and Teradata have jointly published a nice paper here that presents an interesting perspective of how Hadoop and an EDW play together. Simply put, Hadoop becomes the staging area for “raw data streams” while the EDW stores data from “operational systems”. Hadoop then analyzes the raw data and shares the results with the EDW. Two…

Indexes are not a good thing… A blog on TCO

In many of my posts I refer to the issues associated with building “extra” data structures to meet performance goals (see one of my first posts ever here). These extra structures are always a trade-off… slowing the performance of one function in order to speed up another. I thought that it might be helpful to be…

My 2 Cents: Netezza 1Q2013

Since my blogs tend to be in response to some stimulus they may not reflect a holistic view on any particular product. The “My 2 Cents” series will try to provide a broader view… Please consider this as you read on… Summary Netezza put a new spin on data warehousing… they made it easy. The Netezza software…