October 13, 2010

Notes on the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance

The big confidential part of my visit last week to EMC’s Data Computing Division, nee’ Greenplum, was of course this week’s announcement of the first EMC/Greenplum “Data Computing Appliance.” Basics include: 

The core ideas of Greenplum’s new approach to SAN integration are:

Obviously, it is not coincidental that this is the kind of story EMC’s sales force can reasonably be expected to do a good job of telling.

The fascinating part about all this is the claim that EMC is in line with CIOs’ strategic technical direction but Oracle isn’t. On the one hand, that’s preposterous, given how central Oracle is to many enterprises’ technology stacks. On the other hand, EMC is right that Oracle is pushing for a much greater degree of overall integration and account control than many enterprises are or should be comfortable with.


One Response to “Notes on the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance”

  1. M-A-O-L » EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance on October 14th, 2010 12:34 am

    […] Data Computing Appliance for a while now, but that launch just took longer than expected. Go read Curt Monash’s notes and the ZDNet article for the available details. Their integration with Data Domain and with SAN as […]

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