Profile of Curt Monash
News & Commentary Posts: 72
Curt Monash has been an industry, product, and/or stock analyst since 1981, specializing in the areas of database management, application development tools, online services, and analytic technologies
Articles by Curt Monash
posted in September 2009
Oracle is pushing Exadata 2 as a great system for OLTP (OnLine Transaction Processing), data warehousing or both. This claim rests on a few premises, the first being that Exadata is great for data warehousing. At this time, that's a claim much better supported by marketing and theory than by practice...
The analytic DBMS/data warehouse appliance market is full of competitive performance claims. Sometimes, they're completely fabricated, with no basis in fact whatsoever. But often performance-advantage claims are based on one or more head-to-head performance comparisons...
There is, obviously, a huge industry emphasis on speed. Indeed, there's so much emphasis that confusion often ensues... There are two important senses of "latency" in analytics. One is just query response time. The other is the length of the interval between when data is captured and when it is available for analytic purposes. They're often conflated...