IT - Database

Accelerated Databases In The Fast Lane
TheNextPlatform, June 25th, 2020
Hardware accelerated databases are not new things

"ore than twenty years ago, Netezza was founded and created a hybrid hardware architecture that ran PostgreSQL on a big, wonking NUMA server running Linux and accelerated certain functions with adjunct accelerators that were themselves hybrid CPU-FPGA server blades that also stored the data.

Netezza was interesting, and inasmuch was acquired by IBM for $1.7 billion in 2010 and was basically mothballed a year ago for reasons Big Blue never explained. While Netezza data warehouse appliances were elegant devices, no one would call them mainstream. But the idea of accelerating databases with GPUs, FPGAs, and perhaps even other kinds of compute engines is catching on, and the market is expanding as companies wrestle with larger amounts of data and need to do analytics against their databases with faster and faster response times to run their businesses..."

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