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Original title and link: Aerospike Webinar: Getting the most out of your Flash/SSDs [sponsor] ( ©myNoSQL)
Earlier today I’ve posted about Teradata’s take on the evolution of databases. As expected, everything is safe and under control. Now this report from Larry Dignan for ZDNet about Teradata Q4 earnings call presents Teradata’s perspective about Hadoop:
Teradata’s fourth quarter earnings were solid, but analysts peppered management with questions about Hadoop as data warehouse revenue worries persist.
Teradata CEO Mike Koehler and CFO Steve Scheppmann talked Hadoop throughout the company’s conference call. Was Hadoop taking Teradata’s business away? What’s the revenue hit? Can Teradata co-exist?
Once again everything is safe with a bright future. Until it isn’t anymore and Hadoop eats the enterprise data warehouse space. In Teradata’s defense, they’ve been one of the first companies that has looked seriously at Hadoop and came up with a coherent positioning.
Original title and link: Hadoop and Teradata’s business ( ©myNoSQL)
In a post with an inspired titled, “We are the Borg! You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.“, Dan Graham of Teradata exposes how the database evolution and market looks from their perspective:
In the Star Trek movies, “the Borg” refers to an alien race that conquers all planets, absorbing the people, technology, and resources into the Borg collective. Even Captain Picard becomes a Borg and chants “We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.”
It strikes me that the relational database has behaved similarly since its birth. Over the last thirty years, Teradata and other RDBMS vendors have innovated and modernized, constantly revitalizing what it means to be an RDBMS. But some innovations come from start-up companies that are later assimilated into the RDBMS. And some innovations are reactions to competition. Regardless, many innovations eventually end up in the code base of multiple RDBMS vendor products —with proper respect to patents of course
That’s true. But let’s look at the spectrum of options. On one side, you have old products engulfing new features now and then, depending on the market needs and trends. What you get some mammoths that are trying to do everything. Try is the keyword here. It’s one thing to list a feature on a checklist, another to have it working on the lab, another to have it working for a wide range of use case, yet another to work well, and last, but not least, to have it scale and adapt with the needs of your users. What’re your options if you need to scale a part of your system only? What if you the checklisted feature is not solving your problem?
At the other end of the spectrum, you have younger, specialized solutions that most of the time focus on solving specific problems. Indeed, you have to deal with the added complexity of managing heterogeneous systems. And yes, you have to deal with making them work together to solve your problem. But if something doesn’t fit your needs or you need to adapt fast or you need to scale a part of your application, then you can really do it.
What would you choose?
Original title and link: The evolution of databases - Teradata’s take ( ©myNoSQL)
For Cloudera, the first vendor to offer a Hadoop distribution, the answer is an unequivocal yes. Last November, Cloudera finally exposed its true sentiments by introducing the Enterprise Data Hub in which Hadoop replaces the data warehouse, among other things, as the center of an organization’s data management strategy. In contrast, Hortonworks takes a hybrid approach, partnering with leading commercial data management and analytics vendors to create a data environment that blends the best of Hadoop and commercial software. In short, Cloudera offers revolution, Hortonworks evolution.
You know what? Both are right. To replace existing enterprise data warehouse, the first step is in cohabiting with them.
Original title and link: Does Hadoop replace or augment the enterprise data warehouse? ( ©myNoSQL)
Words from Aeropsike, myNoSQL’s supporter and sponsor:
Learn how to configure the Aerospike database in the recordings of this two-part webinar series by Aerospike Technical Marketing Director Young Paik.
Register for his upcoming webinar “Getting the Most Out of your Flash/SSDs”, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb.11th at 10AM PST/1PM EST/6PM GMT, to find out how to maximize your database performance.
Update: this webinar, “Getting the Most Out of your Flash/SSDs”, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb.18th at 10 am PST/1pm EST/6pm GMT.
Original title and link: Webinar Series: Configuring the Aerospike Database [sponsor] ( ©myNoSQL)