Analysis of XtremeData Inc. and its DBx data warehouse appliances. Related subjects include:

                                                    October 10, 2010

                                                    Notes and links October 10 2010

                                                    More quick-hit notes, links, and so on:? Read more

                                                    August 9, 2010

                                                    Links and observations

                                                    I’m back from a trip to the SF Bay area, with a lot of writing ahead of me. I’ll dive in with some quick comments here, then write at greater length about some of these points when I can. From my trip:? Read more

                                                    March 18, 2010

                                                    XtremeData update

                                                    I talked with Geno Valente of XtremeData tonight. Highlights included:

                                                    Naming aside, Read more

                                                    July 30, 2009

                                                    “The Netezza price point”

                                                    Over the past couple of years, quite a few data warehouse appliance or DBMS vendors have talked to me directly in terms of “Netezza’s price point,” or some similar phrase. Some have indicated that they’re right around the Netezza price point, but think their products are superior to Netezza’s. Others have stressed the large gap between their price and Netezza’s. But one way or the other, “Netezza’s price” has been an industry metric.

                                                    One reason everybody talks about the “Netezza (list) price” is that it hasn’t been changing much, seemingly staying stable at $50-60K/terabyte for a long time. And thus Teradata’s 2550 and Oracle’s larger-disk Exadata configuration — both priced more or less in the same range — have clearly been price-competitive with Netezza since their respective introductions.

                                                    That just changed. Netezza is cutting its pricing to the $20K/terabyte range imminently, with further cuts to come. So where does that leave competitors?

                                                    July 27, 2009

                                                    XtremeData announces its DBx data warehouse appliance

                                                    XtremeData is announcing its DBx data warehouse appliance today. Highlights include: Read more

                                                    June 29, 2009

                                                    Xtreme Data readies a different kind of FPGA-based data warehouse appliance

                                                    Xtreme Data called me to talk about its plans in the data warehouse appliance business, almost all details of which are currently embargoed. Still, a few points may be worth noting ahead of more precise information, namely:

                                                    So far as I can tell, Xtreme Data’s 1.0 product will — like most other 1.0 analytic database management products — be focused on price/performance, without little or no positive differentiation in the way of features.

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