June 14, 2007

Bracing for Vertica

The word from Vertica is that the product will go GA in the fall, and that they’ll have blow-out benchmarks to exhibit.

I find this very credible. Indeed, the above may even be something of an understatement.

Vertica’s product surely has some drawbacks, which will become more apparent when the product is more available for examination. So I don’t expect row-based appliance innovators Netezza and DATAllegro to just dry up and blow away. On the other hand, not every data warehousing product is going to live long and prosper, and I’d rate Vertica’s chances higher than those of several competitors that are actually already in GA.


2 Responses to “Bracing for Vertica”

  1. maxx on August 30th, 2007 10:44 am

    As simple comment that I hope will generate stimutating discussion.

    Why is Sybase IQ not mentioned?
    We have are very pleased with this product and it seems to provide
    what Vertica may provide.

  2. Curt Monash on August 30th, 2007 10:38 pm

    The short answers are:

    1. IQ isn’t MPP.
    2. I’m not aware that it does much to solve the loading speed issues of columnar systems.

    How big is your database? How much do you add to it, how frequently?



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