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It’s a DBMS, It’s an appliance, It’s an accelerator! Yes, it ParAccel!

That’s a fun way to start a blog post. I got to hang out with the folks from ParAccel this past week at TDWI and it's interesting to see how they are positioning themselves in the market. While everybody and their mother is fast claiming to be an appliance Kim Stanick Vice President of Marketing isn't focusing on fitting into a category she has ParAccel focused on solving problems. I was impressed with the flexibility of the solution and its technical abilities that open the door for numerous ways to use the solution.

The core product is the Celerian Query Engine a column oriented SQL engine optimized for Business Intelligence workloads ParAccel utilizes the columnar logic, compression and the ability to do the work in-memory to save its clients a lot of time and money.

They have great success stories in the International Telco space, E-commerce, logistics management, information services and restaurants chains. The Telco reference is a great one, ParAccel took a report that previously took 60 hours to run down to 2.5 minutes.

As I mentioned above the solution comes in many flavors to fit your specific headaches, "Maverick Mode" is a standalone implementation that works much like a DW or ODS, "Amigo Mode" puts the solutions alongside the database of record (SQL Server today, Oracle coming in 2008), and allows you to direct the "ugly" queries to ParAccel instead of the production environment and the variations go on from there.

David Ehrlich CEO of ParAccel podcasted with us this week so you can listen here if you'd like. I recommend you take a look at the solution.

Tags: Business Intelligence, ParAccel, DBMS, Appliance, Accelerator, Kim Stanick, David Ehrlich

Posted August 29, 2007 7:18 AM
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