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The Rise of Vector Databases

I had never heard of a vector database. I assumed this was a specialist type of database used for a particular problem domain, like a streaming database or graph database. There is a need for specialized platforms in certain situations, … Continue reading

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The Challenge of New Platforms

I saw a customer asking about Exasol recently, which is an in-memory, columnar database. I know nothing about it, and it might work great, but we don’t support it. I didn’t think much of it, as I’m sure the customer … Continue reading

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Flawed Data Integration

I recently had to travel by airplane after a surgery. My mobility was limited and I requested wheelchair assistance, which I used from Denver to Houston to Amsterdam. Across three airports and two countries, the process was interesting, especially the … Continue reading

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Column vs Row

I’ve been working with databases for a long time. They’ve always been relational databases to me, unless they were a key-value, document, or NoSQL class of store. A few years ago at the Pass Summit, David Dewitt gave a keynote … Continue reading

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