June 9, 2009

Aster Data sticks by its SQL/MapReduce guns

Aster Data continues to think that MapReduce, integrated with SQL, is an important technology. For example:

I was a big fan of SQL/MapReduce when it was first announced last August. Notwithstanding persuasive examples favoring pure DBMS or pure MapReduce over DBMS/MapReduce integration, I continue to think the SQL/MapReduce idea has great potential.  But I do wish more successful production examples would become visible …

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4 Responses to “Aster Data sticks by its SQL/MapReduce guns”

  1. Todd Fin on June 9th, 2009 11:13 pm

    This is offtopic, but did you hear the news about Dataupia possibly shuts down?
    http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2009/06/09/drastic-cuts-at-dataupia-company-lays-off-majority-of-staff-while-hunting-for-new-investors/

    Might worth to check

  2. Michael McIntire on June 11th, 2009 3:07 pm

    I think the argument about Relational vs. M/R is moot. The underlying point is to move the Function to the Data. Neither platform can move all functions to the data…

  3. Aster Data enters the appliance game | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on July 1st, 2009 2:18 am

    [...] rather than Aster’s usual web/”frontline” emphasis. (Edit: That also fits with Aster’s recent MapReduce-for-.NET announcement.) (Edit: Actual name is Aster MapReduce Data Warehouse [...]

  4. Teradata and Netezza are doing MapReduce too | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on September 3rd, 2009 7:35 am

    [...] in either case.  Netezza and Teradata evidently aren’t taking MapReduce as seriously as Aster Data, or even Greenplum or Vertica. But MapReduce has become pretty much of a “checkmark” [...]

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