Herding the Terabytes – with Ease

The notion prevails that handling tens or even hundreds of terabytes of data is difficult. But here to dispel that notion is Luke Lonergan, CTO and and co-founder of Greenplum who joins Vice President of Global Systems Engineering at Sun, Hal Stern on this latest edition of Innovating@Sun.

As a leader in high-performance database software for Business Intelligence, Greenplum enables enterprises to quickly access massive volumes of critical data for in-depth analysis with a solution built on open source. Stern and Lonergan discuss:

  • Handling data warehousing using open source and open systems technology
  • How Greenplum revolutionized the deployment of a large number of disk drives by combining Sun Fire X4500 server with Solaris and ZFS to consolidate what would normally go into a SAN storage infrastructure into one 4U rack-mount box
  • Dealing with high levels of parallelism
  • The technology behind a dataflow engine that scales across thousands of CPUs transparently through SQL
  • How success was created from building on ideas of others in open source software packages and creating a product that commercializes those things and exposes a set of interfaces to non-experts in parallel programming
  • Making money from open source software
  • How innovation drove savings in floor space, cooling, and power consumption

    Find out today how combining innovation with an existing community allows for a ready-made audience and the opportunity for monetization.

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    Greenplum website
    Data Warehouse Appliance website

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