- Subsecond load latency is substantially impossible. Doing that amounts to OLTP.
- 5 seconds or so is doable with aggressive investment and tuning.
- Several minute load latency is pretty easy.
- 10-15 minute latency or longer is now very routine.
There’s generally a throughput/latency tradeoff, so if you want very low latency with good throughput, you may have to throw a lot of hardware at the problem.
I’d expect to hear similar things from any other vendor with reasonably mature analytic DBMS technology. Low-latency load is a problem for columnar systems, but both Vertica and ParAccel designed in workarounds from the getgo. Aster Data probably didn’t meet these criteria until Version 4.0, its old “frontline” positioning notwithstanding, but I think it does now.
Just what is your need for speed anyway?