Ingres forgot to prebrief me on the VectorWise announcement, and despite valiant efforts hasn’t succeeded in connecting with me since they realized the lapse. Meanwhile, I took a look at the VectorWise press release, and found the quotes to be somewhat amusing.
Daniel Abadi was quoted as saying:
“VectorWise … is now proven to be a terrific fit as database technology underpinning large-scale HadoopDB applications.”
notwithstanding that HadoopDB has never been used for a production application, large-scale or otherwise. Unsurprisingly, Daniel is quite emphatic in noting he didn’t actually say that.*
*Daniel actually said “has proven,” which to him means “[not] officially proven, but proven in a more colloquial sense.”
Meanwhile, a quote from the Rohatyn Group starts:
“For the past 20 years, we’ve been searching for the killer database …”
notwithstanding that the Rohatyn Group hasn’t been around for even 10 years, let alone 20. (I infer this from the LinkedIn profile of a “founder” who’s been working there only since 2002.) However, Peter Boncz assures me via e-mail that this is a genuine quote even so, and speculates quite reasonably that this database quest started at some other entity.
Otherwise, the quotes are the usual stuff, with highlights including:
- At least some queries run much faster on VectorWise than they do on a non-analytic DBMS.
- A couple of system integration partners are enthused about how happy their VectorWise customers will be if and when they ever have any.
- Ingres and VectorWise executives think their product is really cool.