By Michael Hunger and Philip Rathle It used to be that databases were just tasked with digitizing forms and automating business processes. The data was often tabular – take an accounting ledger, for example –and the processes being modeled were reasonably static. Today, the types of data that we are interested in are much more […]

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The data warehousing community has always made room for high performance database management systems (DBMSs) that used proprietary hardware because massive ingest rates and fast response times for big data analytics were not achievable on standard hardware. Now, however, today’s standard x86 hardware, combined with next generation software DBMSs, can deliver the goods at a […]

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