Topic: data warehousing

Data warehousing is crucial to unified analytics across an organization

As organizations and their IT infrastructure grow more complex, the number of different places where data gets stored also grows. Gone are the days where a company had just one large database to look after; now data might be stored across several different sources.  “Historically data was stored in databases, on-premises. As we enter this … continue reading

Guest View: OLAP + OLTP = …PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL is a popular open-source OLTP database for systems of record. It’s the fourth most-widely used database in the world, and its popularity has grown more than any other database for three of the last four years in a row, according to the recent DB-Engines database rankings. Despite the widespread use of PostgreSQL by application … continue reading

A look at the Hadoop landscape through an investor’s eyes

When it comes to Silicon Valley, it is the venture capitalists that are the big-name Hollywood producers. Convince one of them to get on board, and your dreams of digital riches could come true. That was certainly the case with .NET on Linux and mobile company Xamarin, one of Max Gazor’s first investments when he … continue reading

Snowflake offers cloud data warehouse as a service, cheaply

Snowflake has appeared in time for winter. This cloud data warehousing and analytics company revealed its product for the first time this week, coming out after nearly two years of working in stealth mode. Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake Software, is a former Microsoft executive who joined Snowflake in June. He said the sweet spot … continue reading

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