Inside System Storage -- by Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior IT Specialist for the IBM System Storage product line at the IBM Executive Briefing Center in Tucson Arizona, and featured contributor to IBM's developerWorks. In 2011, Tony celebrated his 25th year anniversary with IBM Storage on the same day as the IBM's Centennial. He is author of the Inside System Storage series of books. This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services. You can also follow him on Twitter @az990tony.
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1 AlexMarini ha hecho un comentario el Enlace permanente

Hello Mr Tony! <br /> That´s a nice perspective, since most of RDBMS nowadays are able to store binary, images, and so many other data types. I´d like to add a comment (if you allow me to, of course) that IBM Informix also does have a free edition, even for production systems, called Innovator-C Edition. Our engine is getting better, more stable, and demands few administration to run. <br /> Best regards from Brazil!

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BD, <br /> Thanks! Good to know! <br /> -- Tony

3 seb_ ha hecho un comentario el Enlace permanente

Hi Tony, <br /> I think it's a valid point of view to see it as a storage protocol, because at the end it's there to query, create and manipulate data and meta-data and so maybe we should have label it a storage protocol all the time. But I don't think it will be "the next storage protocol", because imho it's too focused on relational data (with some exceptions). I would prefer a new approach from the scratch when it comes to thinking about "the next storage protocol" rather than bending and tweaking the specialized SQL into a general role. <div>&nbsp;</div> Cheers <br /> seb

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Thanks for the comment, Seb! <br /> There are standards groups looking at new protocols so you may have this sooner than you think. <br /> -- Tony

5 Circe ha hecho un comentario el Enlace permanente

How interesting, that you were asked whether Netezza was part of the IBM System Storage product line! I was puzzled about Netezza until I had the opportunity to use it in 2009. It was referred to as an "appliance", with very fast processing for statistical analysis, which is what I do (it makes sense, well it does to me, that Netezza is part of IBM's Business Analytics group). <div>&nbsp;</div> I wouldn't think of SQL as a storage protocol. A storage protocol would be closer to hardware, I think. SQL is better characterized as a programming language. There are many different varieties, of course. Running programs on "the Netezza" required some different syntax, but it was still SQL. Storage is more than SQL though. That's also why I don't see it as a protocol.

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