Saturday, October 3, 2009

Are Row Based DBs the Problem in BI?

"Using a traditional, row-based database to run critical reporting and analytics systems is like entering a delivery truck in a Grand Prix race. It's just not what it was designed to do." - Dan Lahl, director of analytics for Sybase. Interesting article by charlesb2k on the pros and cons of transactional, star-schema, and columnar databases for BI and analytics: "Are Row Based DBs the Problem in BI?"

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