May 23, 2010

More on Sybase IQ, including Version 15.2

Back in March, Sybase was kind enough to give me permission to post a slide deck about Sybase IQ. Well, I’m finally getting around to doing so. Highlights include but are not limited to:

Sybase IQ may have a bit of a funky architecture (e.g., no MPP), but the age of the product and the substantial revenue it generates have allowed Sybase to put in a bunch of product features that newer vendors haven’t gotten around to yet.

More recently, Sybase volunteered permission for me to preannounce Sybase IQ Version 15.2 by a few days (it’s scheduled to come out this week). Sybase IQ seems to be focused in large part on the government/intelligent market, with three major features being:

One part of my Sybase IQ conversations I haven’t blogged yet in much details is scale-out, concurrency, and “multiplexing.”

Finally, along the way in the discussions I picked up various tidbits about the Sybase IQ user base. Unfortunately, Sybase is pretty vague in discussing database sizes — are they user data? Are they compressed? What do the numbers mean? With that huge caveat:

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  1. Various quick notes | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on May 23rd, 2010 6:25 am

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