Robert Klopp

Why Wait for 100X Performance?

Posted by Robert Klopp on October 8, 2013

The latest company to join the in-memory database party is Oracle with their 12c In-Memory Option. We might quibble here and there over features and implementation… in fact we will…

HANA, Columns, and OLTP

Posted by Robert Klopp on August 21, 2013

A recent post here nicely summarized the architectural advantages of column store for analytics and described the trade-off inherent in choosing a column-orientation. In short, there is overhead associated with…

HANA is More Than In-Memory

Posted by Robert Klopp on May 9, 2013

Over the past few several months a variety of database vendors have announced product upgrades that use silicon: SSD/Flash devices or DRAM, to reduce reliance on disk I/O. As you…

Massively Parallel Processing on HANA

Posted by Robert Klopp on April 22, 2013

Parallel processing is a “divide and conquer” strategy. Imagine if you were handed a basket of playing cards with a request to sort the cards into suits. By yourself it…