June 21, 2010

Netezza’s silicon balance

As I’ve mentioned in a couple of other posts, Netezza is stressing that the most recent wave of its technology is software-only, with no hardware upgrades made or needed. In other words, Netezza boxes already have all the silicon they need. But of course, there are really at least three major aspects to the Netezza silicon story – FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array), CPU, and RAM.

The major parts of Netezza’s FPGA software are:

If I understood correctly, each Netezza FPGA has two each of the engines in parallel.

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