Starship Enterprisey – Getting Columnar with Dan McWeeney

In lieu of Hasso Plattner’s keynote at SAP Sapphire 2009 on columnar storage, the Enterprise Geek’s own Dan Mcweeney gives us the breakdown of Columnar vs Traditional Storage. Watch also as Dan shares his thoughts in general on the keynote.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 13 minutes

3 responses to “Starship Enterprisey – Getting Columnar with Dan McWeeney”

  1. som_nath says :

    Yeah! That’s what I look for in an eggHead videocast. Thanks Dan for explaining columnar db in two slides/pages. Thanks Ed for pulling this quick videocast remembering all of us eggHead fans out all around the globe.

  2. Klaus says :

    Mr. Plattner understood the concept. But columnar is nothing new and is certainly not his invention.
    There are vendors do columnar storage since years.. and there is a database called “IQ” available, and used already as a near line storage for SAP BI . The technology is working, mature and in business since 10!!! years doing this already….

    been there – done that!


  3. dan mcweeney says :

    @Klaus – quite true Hasso didn’t invent this storage as I said in the videocast, there are a number of vendors that already do Columnar DBs — besides IQ there are free a number of Open Source implementations, like LucidDB.

    I think using it as a non-BI system is interesting and certainly new to SAP and probably new to any ERP implementation.


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