September 22, 2011

Hybrid-columnar soundbites

Busy couple of days talking with reporters. A few notes on hybrid-columnar analytic DBMS, all backed up by yesterday’s post on Teradata columnar:

Edit: The Wall Street Journal got this wrong, writing that Teradata was the first-ever hybrid columnar system. Specifically, they wrote

While columnar technology has been around for years, Teradata says its product is unique because it allows users to include both columns and rows in the same database.

Googling on “Teradata To Unveil New Analytics Product To Speed Business Adoption” might get you around the paywall to see the offending piece.


2 Responses to “Hybrid-columnar soundbites”

  1. Andrey Vykhodtsev on September 28th, 2011 10:49 am

    Hi Curt,

    Why when you talk about columnar compression, you never mention Netezza? It also has columnar compression, as far as I know.

  2. Curt Monash on September 28th, 2011 2:23 pm


    Force of habit. I remember when Netezza had no compression at all, and then when it had lame compression. Netezza has also used odd phrasing around compression.

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