July 8, 2009

Progress in figuring out what ParAccel is doing

Barry Zane of ParAccel has — finally! — started a blog.  Barrry’s first post, probably in connection with ParAccel’s recent TPC-H submission and subsequent brouhaha, consisted mainly of metaphor + very elementary and well-known arguments for column stores. Barry’s second post, however, was in direct response to Daniel Abadi’s speculation about ParAccel’s architecture.  That post also promises a follow-up addressing the TPC-H in a more substantive way.

(Edit: As of October, 2010, those links have been redirected away from the original posts, which seem to have been taken down.)

Barry’s points include:

Also in the post, Barry:

Anyhow, it’s great to see ParAccel retreating from its obsessive secrecy, which in my opinion has been even worse than Netezza’s used to be.


2 Responses to “Progress in figuring out what ParAccel is doing”

  1. Seth Grimes on July 11th, 2009 7:45 am

    Benchmark numbers have some value, but is the ability to “demonstrate robustness and flexibility” part of that value?!

  2. Curt Monash on July 11th, 2009 5:17 pm

    Only insofar as they are one performance proof point in one use case of many.

    Certainly not to the level that justifies marketing impact.

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