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Amazon fluffs up cloudy data warehousing service with Redshift

re:Invent Amazon Web Services, has used its first re:Invent customer and partner conference in Las Vegas to launch a cloudy data warehousing service dubbed Redshift. In the opening keynote at re:Invent, Andy Jassy, the Amazon senior vice president in charge of AWS, said that large companies – including Amazon itself, which is the …

Facebook warehousing 180 PETABYTES of data a year

Facebook’s data warehouses grow by “Over half a petabyte … every 24 hours”, according to an explanatory note The Social Network’s Engineering team has issued to explain a new release of open source code. The note says the warehouse performs "ad-hoc queries, data pipelines, and custom MapReduce jobs process this raw data around …
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New standard test of Big Data bang per system buck rolls out

There's a new big data benchmark in town: TPC-DS. The Transaction Processing Performance Council still doesn't know how to do its own abbreviation after 24 years of existence, but it does know a thing or two about getting IT hardware and software vendors together and hammering out benchmark tests and pricing metrics to help …
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Hub and spoke gives data analytics a new spin

The idea behind data warehousing is simple: put historical summary data from back-end transaction processing systems in a machine designed to answer queries fast. The online transaction processing (OLTP) systems run the business, while the data warehousing systems help managers understand the business and steer it better. The …
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Teradata embiggens on big data

Data warehousing pioneer Teradata is riding the big-data wave to higher sales and profits. In their third fiscal quarter, which ended in September, the company brought in 18 per cent more money peddling data warehousing and big-data appliances than it did a year ago, hitting $287m, and services sales went up a sharp 28 per …
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Teradata update chews up, spits out columns

Data warehousing pioneer Teradata is turning up the dial on its eponymous parallel database to 14, adding in slew of new features that include the ability to process columnar data as well as the more standard-row-based chewing in relational databases. The company has also released an appliance running the hybrid row/column …
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New customers drive Teradata to new heights

When announcing its financial performance for its most recent quarter, data-warehousing pioneer Teradata proved that it's continuing to do well despite heavy pressure from IBM, Oracle, EMC, and HP – and also, like its rivals, that its still trying to figure out just how large of an opportunity business analytics on unstructured …
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HP euthanizes Neoview data warehouse iron

With IBM's Watson question-answer machine getting ready to play the Jeopardy! game show next month and Oracle's Exadata and SuperCluster data warehousing appliances hogging a lot of the headlines last year, HP's Enterprise Business group needs to come up with something flashy to get some attention and do a little business. …
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Teradata rides data analytics wave in Q3

Data warehousing and analytics is not a booming business, but it is doing a lot better than other sectors of the IT economy. Teradata is benefiting from the increasingly complex data types and sources that companies are chewing on to help drive new business and keep current customers happy. In the third quarter ended in …
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Oracle gooses Exadata clusters with chunky Intel chips

Oracle's new co-president Mark Hurd took the stage at the OpenWorld extravaganza Monday to dutifully help with the product rollouts. He paced the stage, no doubt making the cameraman dizzy as he stomped about, talking about the new Exadata X2-8 data warehousing and online transaction processing clustered appliances as glowingly …
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Netezza sees explosive growth in Q2

Momentum continues to build at data warehousing appliance maker Netezza, which posted 45 per cent growth in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, hitting $63.8m in revenues. In the quarter, which ended July 31, Netezza brought $3.2m to the bottom line, more than four times the black ink it had in the year ago quarter. Jim Baum, …
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Teradata records historic second quarter

Data warehousing pioneer Teradata has posted yet another strong quarter, begging the question (once again) what NCR was thinking when it let go of the company. Mike Koehler, Teradata president and chief executive officer, said in a conference call with Wall Street analysts Thursday morning the company booked the best second …
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EMC plucks Greenplum

EMC is getting into the data warehousing / business intelligence (DW/BI) area by buying Greenplum. This takes it into direct competition with Oracle and its Exadata product line. Greenplum has about 100 customers, including the New York Stock Exchange and T-Mobile USA. And it is to be the foundation of a new data computing …
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Netezza pulls back into profit for Q1

Data warehousing and analytics appliance maker Netezza continued to grow revenues in the double digits in the first quarter of fiscal 2011 ended in April, with revenues up 28.2 per cent to $58.2m, and swung to a $2.7m profit compared to a nominal loss in the year ago quarter. As El Reg previously reported, Netezza started to …
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Oracle shows off M9000s for data warehousing

Oracle may not be as chatty as the formerly independent Sun Microsystems, but it sure is more keen on using benchmark tests to help make the case for the products it sells. And so Oracle has whipped out yet another benchmark, in this case using the TPC-H data warehousing test, to show that the top-end Sparc Enterprise M9000 …
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Teradata's 2010 starts with a bang

Maybe NCR shouldn't have been so eager to spin out its Teradata data warehousing business. In the first quarter sales and profits were up like a shot, and the company has been able to weather the economic meltdown on the revenue front, with only slight declines while still boosting profits. And now, 2010 is shaping up to be a …
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Netezza squeezes out Q4 growth

Data warehousing and analytics appliance maker Netezza has closed out its fiscal 2010, and like many hardware and software vendors in the IT racket, the company's profits took a hit. Unlike many hardware suppliers, Netezza actually managed to get a tiny bump in sales in the quarter and for the year, despite the economic meltdown …
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Netezza to bake analytics into appliances

Data warehousing appliance–maker Netezza wants to set its TwinFins loose on data analytics, thereby doubling the usefulness of the boxes and positioning them to better compete with alternatives from IBM, Oracle, and Teradata. The TwinFin appliances marry X64-based blade servers and home-grown accelerator chips to a heavily …

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