Some HANA and Intel Videos

Here are two videos of me speaking from the 2013 Intel Developer Forum FYI.

The first has some technical detail:

The second is more of a PR pitch about Intel Hadoop:

I’m working with Intel on a new video with a pretty interesting storyline (at least I hope that you find it interesting?)… so stay tuned.

Rob

HANA vs. Other In-memory Capabilities… Or Why I am not in Marketing…

I was asked to compose a post for the SAP HANA blog to help position HANA versus the other in-memory DBs… a marketing post… not a technical post. The result here makes it clear why I am not in marketing… it sounds like someone trying too hard to be a marketeer… Still… you might like the comments…

Microsoft SQL Server Announcements – November 2012

Here is one I composed for SAP on the HANA blog about the recent Microsoft SQL Server announcements that is not too obnoxiously pro-HANA. It is more about the data architecture required to handle a world where the client is a mobile device and every query must complete sub-second. This, I believe is where we are headed… taking those BI queries that run in an hour on weak warehouses and improving the response to 10 seconds won’t cut it if your user is on a mobile device… and if the query is customer-facing you will be out of business…

The only way to solve for this is to get lots of silicon between you and your data… and hope that no queries miss the cache… or put it all in-memory.

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I might have added to the work post that anytime a database vendor pre-announces a product that is due out in 1-2 years,  “2014-2015” in this case, it is marketing not architecture… meant to freeze SQL Server customers in place while Microsoft tries to catch up.

Make sure to have a look at the comments… there is a great link to a Microsoft mouthpiece who suggests that I must have no technical background and that I am a liar. Nice.