I was fortunate enough to speak with Marcin Zukowski earlier about VectorWise. If you missed it, VectorWise came out of stealth mode a day or two ago. The have announced a joint partnership with Ingres and essentially are claiming impressive analytic RDBMS performance gains on conventional hardware.
To start with, a key message that I think needs to be communicated here is that this is not a product announcement. Ingres and VectorWise have announced a partnership in which they of course plan to build products together, today those products are still in the works.
VectorWise is a spin out of CWI based on research that was undertaken by Marcin and others, research …[Read more]