Category Archives: Teradata

A Long Walk Off A Short Pier

Back in April, I left Aster Data following the close of our acquisition by Teradata in order to embark on a new adventure.  As part of my journey, I launched this blog with a promise that I would try to … Continue reading

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How Can Dell Get Into Big Data?

I’m going to start this post by summarizing it in three lines: Dell was right to not buy Aster Data Dell should not buy ParAccel Dell should… On second thought, let’s leave a bit of intrigue for the end of … 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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Farewell Aster Data, Hello World!

In November 2005, I met George Candea, a former Stanford colleague who had recently been named one of MIT TR’s Top Young Innovators Under 35, for lunch at a popular Indian restaurant in Mountain View.  George had hinted earlier that … Continue reading

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