September 27, 2012

Hoping for true columnar storage in Oracle12c

I was asked to clarify one of my July comments on Oracle12c,

I wonder whether Oracle will finally introduce a true columnar storage option, a year behind Teradata. That would be the obvious enhancement on the data warehousing side, if they can pull it off. If they can’t, it’s a damning commentary on the core Oracle codebase.

by somebody smart who however seemed to have half-forgotten my post comparing (hybrid) columnar compression to (hybrid) columnar storage.

In simplest terms:


4 Responses to “Hoping for true columnar storage in Oracle12c”

  1. Comments on Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems — evaluations | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on February 5th, 2013 8:25 am

    […] Gartner is more impressed with Oracle’s technology than I am. I find it hard to take seriously a data warehouse RDBMS vendor that can’t deliver a true columnar storage option. […]

  2. Szilard Barany on June 28th, 2013 4:13 am

    Well, they could not. 12c is out and I did not find any reference in New Features Guide or in SQL Reference to columnar storage. Only HHC, only on Exadata.

  3. Szilard Barany on June 28th, 2013 4:13 am

    HHC -> HCC, sorry.

  4. Curt Monash on June 28th, 2013 11:12 am

    On the last earnings call, as per the Seeking Alpha transcript, Larry promised something that sounds like IBM BLU.

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