If you read this blog, you probably know I am a big fan of columnar databases for analytics, and specifically of Sybase IQ. Using very small commodity hardware, it provides amazing performance on several TB of data, and maintenance is minimal, which is a big deal in small and medium organizations.
This press release just came out from SAP with some impressive data load performance using Sybase IQ 16: 34.3TB per hour! That is pretty fast by any standard, it takes full advantage of the revamped parallel loading feature, and makes me confident I will be recommending IQ on future projects.
See the press release here: