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Michael Vizard

Elbows Fly in Race to In-Memory Computing Finish Line

Mike Vizard
AbeG
AbeG
12/6/2013 7:18:26 PM
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Re: Unnatural Acts
The question is how does one put thiis sort of information into the proper business context. 

I'm all for bigger, better, faster, stronger, but when it comes to business intelligence, there still has to be someone around to query the data and turn it into meaningful information.  Does that sort of thing fall in the hands of the company's database adminsitrator?

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toby
toby
10/15/2013 4:24:29 AM
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How you get there..
I was reading this and then this "for delivering what amounts to mainframe style approaches to in-memory computing based on legacy architectures that are overly expensive." and wondered if those old style architecture on new platforms are not simply a requirement for legacy implementations to be able to incrementally upgrade from one thing to the next. Not all systems can be simply rebuilt to work on the newest shiny technology.

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Henrisha
Henrisha
10/10/2013 5:21:26 AM
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Re: Unnatural Acts
I think these risks are justified by what they are able to get from making the chance. It's a balancing act, trying out what works and choosing to skip them to stick with the accepted choices. I do agree, it takes a lot of work getting there.

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Boost
Boost
10/6/2013 11:50:35 PM
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Re: Unnatural Acts
Yes, this is certaintly an improvement, but Oracle still has a run for its money. SAP's rival HANA databases also use in-Memory .  Usually when Oracle is launching a new or improved product, Larry Ellison takes the time to trash the competition.  But this time he didn't. 

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Wisco
Wisco
10/4/2013 11:36:46 AM
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Unnatural Acts
I know of several companies that have  resorted to sharding--nd it hasnlt alwasy been about scaling.

It works--but gosh!

It's a lot of work (and risk) to "get there."

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