MySQL, SQL Server, Netezza, Hadoop, NoSQL, NewSQL. “Disruption” in the software industry

Throw it in the cloud and see how it proliferates! The Cloud is a Petri Dish, New Data Culture is Growing

Comments on Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems — evaluations:

To my taste, the most glaring mis-rankings in the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management are that it is too positive on Kognitio and too negative on Infobright. Secondarily, it is too negative on HP Vertica, and too positive on ParAccel and Actian/VectorWise.

Some good commentary. Find Gartner’s doc here.

Updated Database Landscape Map

January 5th, 2013

Updated database landscape graphic:

I recently published an updated version but noted that there were a group of database vendors that had emerged in 2012 that didn’t easily fit into the segments we’d created.

It’s so much better… Good overview for anybody interested in understanding the DB world beyond just whatever one or two products or technologies they already know.

If all these new DBMS technologies are so scalable, why are Oracle and DB2 still on top of TPC-C? A roadmap to end their dominance:

In the last decade, database technology has arguably progressed furthest along the scalability dimension.

Also: Calvin: A fast, cheap database that isn’t a database at all.

Oracle doing Hadoop and NoSQL

September 30th, 2011

Oracle docs show plans for Hadoop, NoSQL about the Oracle Loader for Hadoop, and Added Session: Big Data Appliance about Oracle’s Big Data Appliance.

Cloud Databases

September 26th, 2011

A quick aggregation of Cloud Database (or DBaaS) related articles I found in my feed reader…

I totally missed it when NimbusDB renamed themselves to NuoDB…

Hadoop Update

September 24th, 2011

There are a few articles collecting dust in my feed reader from a period a couple months ago when I didn’t have much time staying up to date on what’s happening… here’s the rundown of the most important stuff about Hadoop.

Hadoop Appliances?

Yahoo!’s Hortonworks Hadoop distribution

And another one leaving the relational world for their DBaaS offering. It’s probably easier to manage as a service than Oracle…

Today SAP announced that they are using MongoDB as a core component of SAP’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. MongoDB was selected for the enterprise content management (ECM) section of the platform, as its flexibility and scalability will enable SAP to scale its content management service on its PaaS offering to meet customers’ requirements while managing data from different applications

Via MongoDB Selected as the Core Content Management Component of SAP’s PaaS Offering.

Oracle Database Appliance

September 21st, 2011

Exadata Mini is the Oracle DB Appliance (ODBA?), as Oracle announced now.

It turns out that Oracle’s new small appliance isn’t really an Exadata Mini-Me. Rather, the Oracle Database Appliance is — well, it seems to be a box with an Oracle DBMS in it. Plus Oracle RAC and so on.

via Oracle Database Appliance soundbites and Database Appliance for the Masses.