May 23, 2008

Data warehouse appliance power user TEOCO

If you had to name super-high-end users of data warehouse technology, your list might start with a few retailers, credit data processors, and telcos, plus the US intelligence establishment. Well, it turns out that TEOCO runs outsourced data warehouses for several of the top US telcos, making it one of the top data warehouse technology users around.

A few weeks ago, I had a fascinating chat with John Devolites of TEOCO. Highlights included:


7 Responses to “Data warehouse appliance power user TEOCO”

  1. Paul on July 24th, 2008 6:05 pm

    “Oracle couldn’t get the load time for 100 million call detail records (CDRs) below 24 hours.”

    This is a misleading statement. Oracle is perfectly capable of meeting and beating the best benchmarks – it just depends on who is doing the engineering.

    AT&T Mobility (in Atlanta, GA) loads an average of 2.5 Billion (not million) CDRs per day, all within a 320TB database. The database vendor? Oracle, fine-tuned by LGR Telecommunications.

    This is not a test system, but a live production environment (dating back to Cingular days) that has recently been pushed to in excess of 10 Billion records per day.

  2. Curt Monash on July 24th, 2008 7:38 pm

    TEOCO’s CEO told me that his people tried AND that Oracle itself repeatedly tried.

    Meanwhile, I’m interested in that Oracle site you’re referring to. Is it the OLTP database of record, a data warehouse, or a complete integration of the two disciplines? It’s one thing to bang lots of records into an OLTP database, an area where Oracle excels. It’s quite another to do analytic queries with reasonable performance, especially if you use the kinds of indexing schemes common in large Oracle data warehouses.


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