September 17, 2008

More mysteries regarding Oracle CDR load speed

Last spring, DATAllegro user John Devolites of TEOCO told me of troubles his firm had had loading CDRs (Call Detail Records) into Oracle, and how those had been instrumental in his eventual adoption of DATAllegro. That claim was contemptously challenged in a couple of comment threads.

Well, tonight at the Netezza user conference, Netezza gave awards to its first customers. The very first to accept was Jim Hayden, who’d bought Netezza for a company called Vibrant Solutions, which coincidentally was later acquired by TEOCO itself. In front of hundreds of people, he talked about how, back in 2003, it had taken 23 hours to load 400 million CDRs into Oracle on Nextel’s behalf, but only 40 minutes on Netezza.

And I’ll erase the rest of what I’d drafted here, as it was dripping in sarcasm …


2 Responses to “More mysteries regarding Oracle CDR load speed”

  1. Netezza application areas | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on September 17th, 2008 2:19 am

    […] the relevant part of Netezza’s website, is the first glaring omission that comes to mind.  TEOCO/Vibrant is also […]

  2. Greenplum claims very fast load speeds, and Fox still throws away most of its MySpace data | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on March 20th, 2009 12:28 pm

    […] Vertica contrived a benchmark with a 5 1/2 terabyte/hour load rate.  Oracle has gotten dinged for very low load speeds, which then are hotly debated.  I was told recently of a Greenplum partner’s salesman […]

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