August 8, 2006

ANTs’ memory-centric characteristics to the fore?

An eWeek article suggests that ANTs is repositioning with a strong emphasis on memory-centricity. ANTs’ website, frankly, doesn’t support this theory, giving a more balanced tech overview in line with how they pitched me in a briefing last November. Still, it’s an interesting possibility to watch.

The main focus of the article actually wasn’t ANTs, but rather SAP’s wildest dreams in expanding the scope of its BI Accelerator technology. But the new-to-me part was the positioning of ANTs.

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2 Responses to “ANTs’ memory-centric characteristics to the fore?”

  1. DBMS2 — DataBase Management System Services»Blog Archive » EnterpriseDB’s Oracle clone — fact or fiction? on January 27th, 2007 8:01 am

    [...] Much like ANTs, EnterpriseDB is pushing hard on Oracle plug-compatibility. There are differences, of course. ANTs also claims performance superiority (due to lockless architecture, something which seems to be coming up more and more these days). EnterpriseDB, on the other hand, being based on PostgreSQL, at least has a chance of supporting non-tabular datatypes. That said, I doubt EnterpriseDB does much right now in the way of geospatial, text, and other specialty indexing. And if it does, I doubt it is Oracle plug-compatible in those areas, especially text. (Well, maybe geospatial, since everybody just seems to have a deal with ESRI anyway.) [...]

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