October 10, 2010
More quick-hit notes, links, and so on:
- From comment threads:
- The eBay guys didn’t like my phrasing around their decision to replace Greenplum with Teradata.
- Dwight Merriman and some other folks thought I underrated the importance of schema flexibility as a reason to go NoSQL.
- In Section 5 of a paper linked in the comment thread to my recent post on advanced analytics, Joe Hellerstein, Greenplum, et al. argued that one can do some parallel-statistics things in SQL that perhaps seemed only possible to do in other ways.
- An interesting older comment thread is one in April, 2010 on examples of machine-generated data.
- Ray Wang offered a survey of enterprise software innovation. He argues that consumer technology is the source of substantially all ideas for enterprise software innovation. If that sounds a bit extreme, it is — Ray oddly identified “analytics” as a consumer technology, and ignored any MPP that isn’t in the cloud. Still, his overall point is excellent, and most of his subpoints are instructive.
- Research is underway to let your individual organs broadcast data helpful to your health care. Or to put it starkly, they’re working on good reasons for you to get chipped. Yet another reason to find ways to protect us against wrongful data use.
- Now that I’ve met Quentin Gallivan — and had dinner with Mayank Bawa — my previously favorable views of Aster Data’s management transition are unchanged.
- And by the way: It’s been months since Aster Data’s head of sales Mark Cranney left. Business seems to have been great in the interim, and the salespeople and managers he hired did not leave with him.
- Xtreme Data offered a couple of win reports.
Categories: Analytic technologies, Aster Data, Data warehousing, Greenplum, Health care, Liberty and privacy, XtremeData
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