Category Archives: IBM / Netezza

It’s The API, Stupid! (Part 2)

In my last post, I argued that the fundamental reason why Hadoop and other MapReduce-based technologies have failed to gain widespread enterprise adoption is the current state of their APIs.  There are two big problems with today’s MapReduce implementations: The … Continue reading

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It’s The API, Stupid!

Since launching Bacon Wrapped Data two months ago, I’ve written numerous posts on Big Data but have yet to say much about the world outside of massively parallel RDBMSs.  In recent weeks, Hadoop has roared back into the headlines on … Continue reading

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Assessing the Big Data Acquisitions

In my last post, I suggested that as of mid-2010, there were exactly five “Big Data” DBMS vendors: Aster Data, Greenplum, Netezza, Teradata, and Vertica. But what exactly does it mean to be a “Big Data” vendor? I believe that … Continue reading

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Holy M&A Batman!

Wow. What started with EMC’s purchase of Greenplum in July quickly snowballed into a full-blown game of musical chairs.  There was IBM staking its claim on Netezza in September, then HP swallowing up Vertica in February, and finally, less then … Continue reading

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