This week two different vendors, Netezza and Teradata, announced spatial extensions for their data warehouse appliances. Our editors explain the new offerings and explore what the questions these solutions prompt for geospatial practitioners as well as traditional database administrators. Is one of these solutions in your future?
- Netezza Enters Location Intelligence Market With Spatial Extension To Data Warehouse Appliance (press release)
- Another Appliance with Geospatial Support (All Points Blog on Teradata anouncement)
- Netezza Spatial
- GeoThought Blog (Peter Batty, a consultant to Netezza, blogs about its new product in several posts)
- Data warehouse appliance (Wikipedia, includes cost of ownership values)