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Kognitio Lands Semi-interesting Client

Kognitio announced yesterday that the National Center for Genome Resources has "deployed Kognitio's WX2 purpose-built database". I find this semi-interesting for two reasons:

• "Deployed" is very different than "selected"
• I'm a bit tired of hearing about "enterprises" who have "selected" a particular MPP database for this that or another. This isn't really Earth-shattering news either, but at least it's a bit different.

Now, I don't know the first thing about genome research, but I do know that at least one MPP vendor has added functionality specifically for genome research clients. As such I wondered whether Kognitio had done the same to close the NCGR deal. When asked, however, the folks at Kognitio said that "NCGR [is] using pure SQL as they migrate over". I'm not sure that means that NCGR is doing the same old boring SQL stuff as everybody else or that MPP databases have finally matured to the point that you can write the complex (and often ugly) SQL queries that mature OLTP systems have been supporting for years. My guess is that the answer is somewhere in the middle.

Like I said... semi-interesting.

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