VP Marketing and Barry Zane
CTO of Paracell
are briefing the group today. The underlying theme is "its about time". I agree it is all about the time, time is what drives the need for analytics and time is critical to the value of analytics. The days of waiting 60 hours for a query result are well past us now. ParAccel is addressing the issue and sees the value in solving the time problem. ParAccel bring the following architectural highlights to the time problem.
- Fully Transactional DBMS
- Columnar Orientation
- Adaptive compression
- Shared-nothing, MPP design
- Parallel Loader
- High Availability w/performance
- CPU-based optimization
- tightly-coupled grid protocol
Interesting news from the briefing include their recent success with TPC-H benchmarks
. Hitting the top of the list in runs for 100GB, 300GB and
1TB this past October. The interesting part for me isn't just the speed but the cost factor, further proof that appliances can impact your analytics from a hard cost perspective. The result of the benchmark puts the scaled queries per hour cost at $4.57 with the ParAccel solution versus the previous records from other companies that cost between $25 to as high as $60 per query hour.
Another great session today with a large turn out from the Boulder BI Brain Trust members.In attendance Ron Powell, Claudia Imhoff, Hans
Hultgren, Richard Hackathorn, Lowell Fryman, Holli Arnett, Mike Brooks,
, Lu Kroeger, John Myers, Steve Dine.