February is usually a busy month for data warehouse DBMS product releases, product announcements, and other real or contrived data warehouse DBMS news, and it can get pretty confusing trying to keep those categories of "news" apart.* This year is no exception, although several vendors -- including Teradata and Netezza -- are taking "rolling thunder" approaches, doing some of their announcements this month while holding others back for March or April.
*I probably have it worse than most people in that regard, because my clients run tentative feature lists and announcement schedules by me well in advance, which may get changed multiple times before the final dates roll around. I also occasionally miss some detail, if it wasn't in a pre-briefing but gets added at the end.Anyhow, the three big themes of this month's announcements are probably:
For example, the three biggest data warehouse DBMS product announcements this month are probably: