February 22, 2010

TwinFin(i) – Netezza’s version of a parallel analytic platform

Much like Aster Data did in Aster 4.0 and now Aster 4.5, Netezza is announcing a general parallel big data analytic platform strategy. It is called Netezza TwinFin(i), it is a chargeable option for the Netezza TwinFin appliance, and many announced details are on the vague side, with Netezza promising more clarity at or before its Enzee Universe conference in June. At a high level, the Aster and Netezza approaches compare/contrast as follows:

More specifically, here are some highlights of what I know, am guessing, and/or am allowed to say about Netezza TwinFin(i) at this time.

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10 Responses to “TwinFin(i) – Netezza’s version of a parallel analytic platform”

  1. Aster Data nCluster 4.5 | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on February 22nd, 2010 4:22 am

    [...] Vertica, Netezza, and Teradata, Aster is using this week to pre-announce a forthcoming product release, Aster Data [...]

  2. Another reason to expect number-crunching and big-data management to converge | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on February 26th, 2010 2:03 am

    [...] an argument for the convergence of number crunching and data management.  However, I think Netezza and Aster Data are showing the way for that convergence. So, up to a point, is the scientific-research community. [...]

  3. Revolution Analytics seems very confused | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on May 4th, 2010 1:29 pm

    [...] to usefully discuss how this will compare to, for example, Netezza’s implementation of R in TwinFin(i). (In fairness, Netezza hasn’t exactly released a lot of detail [...]

  4. Clarifying the state of MPP in-database SAS | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on May 7th, 2010 2:53 am

    [...] multi-year effort to get SAS integrated into various MPP DBMS, specifically Teradata, Netezza Twinfin(i), and Aster Data [...]

  5. A partial overview of Netezza database software technology | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on June 21st, 2010 7:58 am

    [...] has wisely scrapped its prior plan to make its advanced-analytics capabilities be a chargeable add-on to it core applian…. Rather, Netezza is going to offer advanced analytics as part of its core product. Part of the [...]

  6. Teradata’s future product strategy | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on August 13th, 2010 3:45 am

    [...] Netezza or Aster, Teradata doesn’t seem to plan analytic capability that works outside the UDF (User [...]

  7. Analytic computing systems, aka analytic platforms | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on January 28th, 2011 3:41 am

    [...] might be. The two main approaches are MapReduce (e.g. Aster Data) and general C++ libraries (Netezza, [...]

  8. Three kinds of software innovation, and whether patents could possibly work for them | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on June 8th, 2011 11:37 pm

    [...] analytic DBMS are all about performance/efficiency improvement (whether of SQL queries or other analytics), except when they’re about ease of administration and the [...]

  9. More on Sybase IQ, including Version 15.2 | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on August 26th, 2011 10:50 pm

    [...] delivered with its DBMS partners, even if it doesn’t have the nice architectural approach of Aster or Netezza. (I.e., Sybase IQ’s more-than-SQL advanced analytics story relies on C++ UDFs  — User [...]

  10. How Revolution Analytics parallelizes R | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on November 19th, 2013 12:18 am

    [...] can parallelize the linear algebra that underlies so many algorithms. Netezza and Greenplum tried this, but I don’t think it worked out very well in either case. Lee cited [...]

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