Category Archives: Architecture

how Hadoop can disrupt the database industry

Hardly any book has attracted more attention among software companies than Clayton Christensen’s “The Innovator’s Dilemma” and some companies even welcome it as a sign of “innovative spirit” when engineers slap a product manager with it over the head, figuratively that … Continue reading

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HyPer — rethinking architecture and execution

A few weeks ago Alfons Kemper of TU Munich visited EMC/Greenplum and gave a presentation on his latest research project (joint work with Thomas Neumann): an elegant yet astonishingly powerful implementation of a database system, called HyPer, that boasts both … Continue reading

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