Sybase made a total hash of the timing of this week’s press release. I got annoyed after they promised to inform me of the new embargo time, then broke the promise. Other people got annoyed earlier than that.
So be it. Below is the draft of a post I was holding, with brackets added around one word that is no longer accurate.
I don’t write enough about Sybase IQ. That said, I offered a couple of quotes to a reporter [yesterday] in connection with the general availability of Sybase IQ 15.3. Lightly edited, they go:
- “Shared-everything MPP” isn’t a total contradiction in terms. It’s great for adding in concurrent users. And there’s little doubt that Sybase IQ can support robust access to databases 10s of terabytes in size.
- As I first noted a couple of years ago, virtual data marts are a good idea. Too few vendors are making it easy to spin them out. They let departments start doing analytics very quickly, yet allow IT to keep partial control.
Beyond that, I should note:
- Sybase IQ is the classic choice for what I call traditional data marts.
- Sybase IQ is a leader in temporal functionality, which is not coincidental to its presence in the financial services market.