Last changed Oct 28, 2009 16:27 by mculbert
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Databases that are capable of performing all tasks are optimized for none. Starting in the late 1980s, companies like RedBrick, Teradata, and later Netezza have proven the benefits of a specialized OLAP platform, including optimized hardware. In the passing decades, little has been done to optimize OLTP platforms. Re-architecture is long overdue.
To optimize OLTP, one must optimize both the platforms and the applications using them. …