Starting a New Chapter

It’s been nearly a year exactly from when I wrote my last post!  Time flies when you have a busy job and family life.  A TON has happened in the past year and I’m excited to share some new developments.  Last year at this time I had begun transitioning systems to Exasol.  How has it gone?  Well, a year later those sames systems are still running just as fast and stable as when we first built them.  Exasol has been great yet surprisingly we have decided to move on to a different platform.  Let me explain…

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Why We’re Migrating to EXASOL!

I’ve been pretty quiet lately for a good reason.  I’ve been totally immersed in a new and exciting project of migrating many of our systems over to a new in-memory database system called Exasol.  They claim to be the world’s fastest in-memory database system and so far they haven’t let me down.  Complex data shaping tasks that used to take 1.5 hrs in SQL now complete in 7 minutes or less!  In this post I’ll walk you through some of the reasons we chose Exasol and what my migration experience has been like.

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