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beer: to buy or to brew — and where does map-reduce come into the picture?

Some 1,500 breweries in the U.S. produce around 6 billion gallons of beer every year. Interestingly, according to the American Homebrewers Association there are currently about 750,000 homebrewers in the U.S. In other words, several hundred thousand people who could … 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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into a new era

Much has been written about EMC’s acquisition of Greenplum a few weeks back. Most of the discourse focused on the impact EMC  will have with the newly formed Data Computing Products Division on the data warehousing landscape as a whole … Continue reading

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getting the basics right

Recently, a guest speaker at our Engineering Colloquium — a weekly institution at Greenplum — presented an elaborate scheme to improve the performance of a general purpose query processor. In short, the approach consisted of a couple of interesting although … Continue reading

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