Ahh, the POC. It’s like test-driving a car, except the salesperson is doing everything in their power to keep you from touching the wheel. In my previous post, I discussed the fact that in today’s market, there isn’t a single Big Data vendor whose product does everything. Each vendor has their strengths, and each vendor has their weaknesses. With sales reps doing everything in their power to keep you from d ...Read more ›
We are very excited to share with you that today we announced our company, Aster Data, is being acquired by Teradata, who as you all know commands the #1 position in data warehousing. Together, we will tackle the massive opportunity in the big data and big data analytics market. Upon close, Aster Data will become part of the Teradata organization and our products will become part of the Teradata family of p ...Read more ›
Sessionize with Style? …Or How a column-only, SQL-only database and lack of MapReduce, will cramp your style!
It’s ironic how all of a sudden Vertica is changing its focus from being a column-only database to claiming to be an Analytic Platform. If you’ve used an Analytic Platform you know it’s more than just bolting in a layer of analytic functions on top of a database. But that’s how Vertica claims it’s now a full-blown analytic platform when in fact their analytics capability is rather thin. For instance, their ...Read more ›
One of the coolest parts of my job is seeing how companies use analytics to drive their business. The term “big data” has become somewhat of a superstar in the world of analytics recently, but it’s also the complexity and richness of the insights from that data which make it a “big data” challenge for companies to tackle with traditional data management infrastructures. It’s not just size that matters – it’ ...Read more ›