October 22, 2008

Bigger is Better in Newest Database Niche

Stephen Swoyer

Why are hardware and database behemoths focusing so much attention on a segment that -- just 18 months ago -- was a relatively sleepy niche?

What’s the big to-do about large databases? In the last month, both Oracle Corp. and Microsoft Corp. touted their largest and most scalable data warehousing (DW) systems to date: Oracle’s “Database Machine” and Microsoft’s still-gestating Project Madison. Also last month, high-end data warehousing specialist Teradata Corp. — newly independent after last year’s spin-off from NCR Corp. — unveiled a “Petabyte Club” at its user conference.

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