Analysis of data mart outsourcer 1010data. Related subjects include:

                                                    February 5, 2013

                                                    Comments on Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems — evaluations

                                                    To my taste, the most glaring mis-rankings in the 2012/2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management are that it is too positive on Kognitio and too negative on Infobright. Secondarily, it is too negative on HP Vertica, and too positive on ParAccel and Actian/VectorWise. So let’s consider those vendors first.

                                                    Gartner seems confused about Kognitio’s products and history alike.

                                                    Gartner is correct, however, to note that Kognitio doesn’t sell much stuff overall.

                                                    * non-existent

                                                    In the cases of HP Vertica, Infobright, ParAccel, and Actian/VectorWise, the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management’s facts are fairly accurate, but I dispute Gartner’s evaluation. When it comes to Vertica: Read more

                                                    June 15, 2011

                                                    Notes and links, June 15, 2011

                                                    Five things:? Read more

                                                    February 5, 2011

                                                    Comments on the Gartner 2010/2011 Data Warehouse Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant

                                                    Edit: Comments on the February, 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems — and on the companies reviewed in it — are now up.

                                                    The Gartner 2010 Data Warehouse Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant is out. I shall now comment, just as I did to varying degrees on the 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006 Gartner Data Warehouse Database Management System Magic Quadrants.

                                                    Note: Links to Gartner Magic Quadrants tend to be unstable. Please alert me if any problems arise; I’ll edit accordingly.

                                                    In my comments on the 2008 Gartner Data Warehouse Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant, I observed that Gartner’s “completeness of vision” scores were generally pretty reasonable, but their “ability to execute” rankings were somewhat bizarre; the same remains true this year. For example, Gartner ranks Ingres higher by that metric than Vertica, Aster Data, ParAccel, or Infobright. Yet each of those companies is growing nicely and delivering products that meet serious cutting-edge analytic DBMS needs, neither of which has been true of Ingres since about 1987.? Read more

                                                    January 12, 2009

                                                    Database SaaS gains a little visibility

                                                    Way back in the 1970s, a huge fraction of analytic database management was done via timesharing, specifically in connection with the RAMIS and FOCUS business-intelligence-precursor fourth-generation languages.? (Both were written by Gerry Cohen, who built his company Information Builders around the latter one.)? The market for remoting-computing business intelligence has never wholly gone away since. Indeed, it’s being revived now, via everything from the analytics part of Salesforce.com to the service category I call data mart outsourcing.

                                                    Less successful to date are efforts in the area of pure database software-as-a-service.? It seems that if somebody is going for SaaS anyway, they usually want a more complete, integrated offering. The most noteworthy exceptions I can think of to this general rule are Kognitio and Vertica, and they only have a handful of database SaaS customers each.?To wit: Read more

                                                    January 12, 2009

                                                    Gartner’s 2008 data warehouse database management system Magic Quadrant is out

                                                    February, 2011 edit: I’ve now commented on Gartner’s 2010 Data Warehouse Database Management System Magic Quadrant as well.

                                                    Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant for data warehouse DBMS is out.? Thankfully, vendors don’t seem to be taking it as seriously as usual, so I didn’t immediately hear about it.? (I finally noticed it in a Greenplum pay-per-click ad.)? Links to Gartner MQs tend to come and go, but as of now here are two working links to the 2008 Gartner Data Warehouse Database Management System MQ.? My posts on the 2007 and 2006 MQs have also been updated with working links. Read more

                                                    May 8, 2008

                                                    Outsourced data marts

                                                    Call me slow on the uptake if you like, but it’s finally dawned on me that outsourced data marts are a nontrivial segment of the analytics business. For example:

                                                    To a first approximation, here’s what I think is going on. Read more

                                                    Feed: DBMS (database management system), DW (data warehousing), BI (business intelligence), and analytics technology Subscribe to the Monash Research feed via RSS or email:


                                                    Search our blogs and white papers

                                                    Monash Research blogs

                                                    User consulting

                                                    Building a short list? Refining your strategic plan? We can help.

                                                    Vendor advisory

                                                    We tell vendors what's happening -- and, more important, what they should do about it.

                                                    Monash Research highlights

                                                    Learn about white papers, webcasts, and blog highlights, by RSS or email.

                                                                                                      Super League







                                                                                                      Foreign exchange