October 25, 2007

DATAllegro discloses a few numbers

Privately held DATAllegro just announced a few tidbits about financial results and suchlike for the fiscal year ended June, 2007. I sent over a few clarifying questions yesterday. Responses included:

All told, it sounds as if DATAllegro is more than 1/3 the size of Netezza, although given its higher system size and price points I’d guess it has well under 1/3 as many customers.

Here’s a link. I’ll likely edit that to something more permament-seeming later, and generally spruce this up when I’m not so rushed.


8 Responses to “DATAllegro discloses a few numbers”

  1. Jaune Tom on December 31st, 2007 6:10 pm

    Anyone heard rumors DATAllegro is faltering and may be
    soon going out of business? Apparently they failed to
    raise another round of funding, are running out of
    cash, and losing sales to Greenplum, Netezza and
    ParAccel. They just had a big layoff.

    CAM, have you heard anything about it?


  2. Curt Monash on December 31st, 2007 6:29 pm

    I talked Thursday for an hour to a venture capitalist considering investment in them. To say at this point that they failed to raise a round of capital is greatly exaggerated.

    As for anecdotal sales reports — they need to be assessed carefully. A skilled salesperson will try early in a sales cycle, see that things are going badly, and pull out and go focus elsewhere. Whether they were ever in that deal or not depends strongly upon who you ask.


  3. Curt Monash on December 31st, 2007 6:36 pm

    I might add that nothing I’ve heard has changed my perception that DATAllegro relies on getting large sales to a small number of customers.


  4. Stuart Frost on December 31st, 2007 7:35 pm

    The rumors are complete nonsense.

    We’re in good shape financially and there’ve been no layoffs. As for losing sales to competitors, we win some and lose some to Netezza, but I’m not aware of any losses to Greenplum or ParAccel. In fact, we rarely come across either of them.

    As Curt rightly stated, we focus on a relatively small number of very large deals. Unlike some of our competitors, we don’t have to give our product away to get references, so we’re doing very nicely.

    Among the newer vendors in the data warehouse market, our sales put us in a solid second place behind Netezza – far ahead of any other player. We’re also growing around eight times faster than Netezza and therefore catching up very quickly.

    Where did you get your incorrect information, Jaune?

    CEO, DATAllegro

  5. Jaune Tom on January 3rd, 2008 12:01 am

    I must have mixed up DATAllegro with
    another database company after all
    that New Year champagne!

    Sorry for the confusion and apologies
    to Stuart and his crew.


  6. Curt Monash on January 3rd, 2008 8:02 pm

    Perhaps you heard it about Dataupia, correctly or otherwise. They probably do compete w/ both ParAccel (plug-compatibility) and Netezza (general row-based architecture). And I haven’t heard much about them in the marketplace.

    But again, I’d be very cautious about such rumors unless you have really solid information, and in most cases even then.



  7. Jaune Tom on January 4th, 2008 8:20 pm

    Lesson learned 😉


  8. Infology.Ru » Blog Archive » Microsoft покупает DATAllegro on August 14th, 2008 4:06 pm

    […] Our best cut at DATAllegro’s numbers […]

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