Thursday, October 13, 2016

EXASOL release version 6 and a Free Small Business Edition

This week, EXASOL released version 6 of their analytic database. We have had good experience with version 5, so we are expecting version 6 to continue to excel. While the latest version of EXASOL has numerous enhancements, the two we especially found interesting was the addition of a data virtualization framework and the rebranding of the Community Edition to the Free Small Business Edition.

Data Virtualization

Analytic databases like EXASOL serve as a double edge sword for massive amounts of data. Their scalability provide the ability to store large repositories of data -yet, for many analytic tasks, users require much smaller, more targeted data sets. The addition of the data virtualization framework just might be what is needed to segment data for targeted end users.

Free Small Business Edition

We suspect that is simply a legal rephrasing to allow organizations to feel they have the legal ability to run production systems using their Community Edition. To that end, we are pleased that this was done.

Other Items

  • Increased support for Hadoop
  • Improved connectivity
  • Expanded support for programming languages
  • Increased performance and scalability

You can read more about it here:

LinkedIn - Analyzing data fast - Sean Jackson
EXASOL Free Trail

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