October 14, 2008

Teradata Geospatial, and datatype extensibility in general

As part of it’s 13.0 release this week, Teradata is productizing its geospatial datatype, which previously was just a downloadable library. (Edit:  More precisely, Teradata announced 13.0, which will actually be shipped some time in 2009.) What Teradata Geospatial now amounts to is:

Teradata also intends in the future to implement actual geospatial indexing; candidates include r-trees and tesselation.

Hearing this was a good wake-up call for me, because in the past I’ve conflated two issues on datatype extensibility, namely:

But as Teradata just pointed out, those two issues can indeed be separated from each other.


One Response to “Teradata Geospatial, and datatype extensibility in general”

  1. Quick guide to Teradata’s announcements this week | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on October 14th, 2008 1:16 pm

    […] Teradata announced Release 13.0 of its software, with lots of new features.  I’ll write about some of those in separate posts as well.  (E.g., geospatial datatype) […]

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