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12 Top Big Data Analytics Players

When data grows into the tens or even hundreds of terabytes, you need a special technology to quickly make sense of it all. From Hadoop to Teradata, check out the top platform options.
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Sybase Evolves The IQ Column-Store Database
Sybase IQ from SAP's Sybase business unit was the very first column-store database management system and it remains the top seller with more than 2,000 customers. Sybase says IQ version 15.3, released this summer, can handle more data, more data types, more queries, and more users thanks to a new PlexQ massively parallel processing option. PlexQ is a grid of CPU processing power--deployed on third-party, commodity hardware--that's said to deliver 12 times faster performance compared with existing IQ deployments.

To support diverse analyses, 15.3 adds distributed processing capabilities to execute queries across multiple CPUs in the PlexQ grid. To ensure fastest querying, PlexQ also includes a Logical Servers feature that lets administrators assign virtual clusters of server capacity to specific users, departments, or queries.

A key difference between Sybase IQ and most other MPP-capable products is that it remains a shared-everything, rather than shared-nothing environment. The downside of shared everything is that processors can compete to access the shared pool of storage (usually a storage-area network), and that contention can degrade query performance. But Sybase insists shared-everything is more flexible in terms of query optimization because all the CPUs have access to all the data, so you can direct as much or as little processing power as required toward specific queries.

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6/4/2013 | 1:37:49 PM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
For data analytics software I would recommend Caseware's IDEA software. For more information visit their UK distributors at www.auditware.co.uk
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11/27/2012 | 1:35:26 AM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
We've been working with CalPont www.calpont.com - they created InfiniDB.
D. Henschen
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10/20/2011 | 3:08:15 PM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
If there's one vendor I could add after the fact, it would be Actian (formerly Ingres). The Ingres database figures in data warehousing, but this company it pursuing high-scale analytics with its newer Vectorwise database. Gartner ranks it as a challenger and the customer ranks are growing. I hope to follow up soon with a customer case example. Also check the TCP-H rankings, as Actian says they've blown the doors off previous records. -- Doug Henschen
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10/19/2011 | 8:23:44 PM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
Analytic's software is so important nowadays - data typically doubles every 18 months and with real-time information being requested at all times it doesn't surprise me how competitive the environment is, and thankfully there is some great software out there.

Thanks for the article

Peter

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Leo Regulus
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10/18/2011 | 8:14:18 PM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
I didn't really need this article anyways. Took a look out of curiosity. Finding a 'Slide Show', I just left this note for anyone that may care, and dumped it.
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