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High-End Data Warehouses - "Shared Nothing" RDBMSs

Published: 16 October 2000

ID: G0092804

Analyst(s): Norma Schroder


In this Perspective, Gartner Dataquest discusses the market for RDBMSs targeting high-end data-warehousing, that is, those with "shared nothing" parallel architectures. There are only three such offerings --NCR Teradata, IBM DB2 EEE on SP2, and Informix XPS. The license revenue for RDBMS software in this specialized segment is less than 1 percent of the license revenue in the broader market of DBMSs for decision support. The terabytes of data generated by e-commerce will increase the demand for "shared nothing" architecture RDBMSs for the data warehouse.

Table Of Contents
  • The Spectrum of Decision Support Users
    • The Broadening Use of Analytics
    • Defining the High-End Data Warehouse
  • The DW Data Store Market Pyramid
    • The Pinnacle — "Shared Nothing" RDBMSs
    • The Broad Base — General Purpose DBMSs for DW
    • The Middle — Specialized DSS DBMSs and Cubes
  • Dataquest Perspective
    • Strong Growth Ahead
    • Server and Storage Hardware is Cheaper
    • The Target Market is Expanding
    • But…
    • Vendor Recommendations

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