After my recent blog post, ParAccel is once again angry that I haven’t given it proper credit for it accomplishments. So let me try to redress the failing.
- ParAccel has disclosed the names of two customers, LatiNode and Merkle (presumably as an add-on to Merkle’s Netezza environment). And ParAccel has named two others under NDA. Four disclosed or semi-disclosed customers is actually more than DATAllegro has/had, although I presume DATAllegro’s three known customers are larger, especially in terms of database size.
- ParAccel sports a long list of partners, and has put out quite a few press releases in connection with these partnerships. While I’ve never succeeded in finding a company that took its ParAccel partnership especially seriously, I’ve only asked three or four of them, which is a small fraction of the total number of partners ParAccel has announced, so in no way can I rule out that somebody, somewhere, is actively helping ParAccel try to sell its products.
- ParAccel repeatedly says it has beaten Vertica in numerous proofs-of-concept (POCs), considerably more than the two cases in which it claims to have actually won a deal against Vertica competition.
- ParAccel has elicited favorable commentary from such astute observers as Seth Grimes and Doug Henschen.
- ParAccel has been noted for running TPC-H benchmarks in memory much more quickly than other vendors run them on disk.
Uh, that’s about all I can think of. What else am I forgetting? Surely that can’t be ParAccel’s entire litany of market success!