ParAccel is a columnar, MPP, TPC-H-submitted data warehouse appliance. I received an update from ParAccel yesterday and in the wake of the public challenges at some other small firms filling some similar market needs, I was curious about their customer wins and continued development. I'm happy to report there has been some of both. Some of the information is embargoed, but keep an eye on them for announcements soon.
What I can say is I received a sneak peak at PADB (ParAccel Analytic database) V2.0 as well as a customer review. Their new deal was sold by EMC, and this is, in my opinion, perhaps a forbearer of a new outlet for ParAccel as well as where EMC might participate in the large data appliance market. EMC is a technology partner to ParAccel.
PADB Version 2 innovations include SAN-Based optimizations which will find ParAccel claiming to be the fastest data processing machine in the world.
ParAccel uses a leader node, similar to Netezza, but different from Veritca and others, which initiates, coordinates, and collects results for the distributed queries and parallel load operations supported by the system. The SAN utilization in Version 2 may further differentiate ParAccel and Vertica. ParAccel is a one of the recent market entrants with the potential to offer "game changing".
Posted June 18, 2009 11:33 AM
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