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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