ParAccel, Inc., provider of a high-speed analytic database, announced a new release of its analytical database, designed to enable organizations to more rapidly generate custom analytics, accelerate time to analysis, and use existing infrastructure standards. The new database release, ParAccel Analytic Database (PADB) 3.0, is intended to help organizations leverage in-database analytics to eliminate errors and delays from unnecessary data movement.
While PADB mainly functions as a standalone database, it also will run alongside established database environments, offloading their workloads, Michael Weir, senior director of marketing at ParAccel, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "PADB is a fully functional, standalone relation database," he says. "However, we can be deployed across a range of scenarios. Sometimes, we become the primary data warehouse for the corporation. But if a company does already have a centralized data warehouse, then we load data from that existing database into PADB. That way, the really heavy-duty analytic tasks can be offloaded to PADB."
PADB 3.0 introduces an analytic functionality that ports sophisticated analytics natively into the database. Custom-built analytical applications can also be built on top of the database. "PADB eliminates the relational database bottleneck," Weir says. "We don't provide end-user BI tools, or back-end ETL tools. We work with both to provide an end-to-end solution. Most customers have already invested large amounts in training end-users and analysts on the front-end tools, and even larger amounts on the back-end ETL tools that stitch together their unique set of data sources. We enable them to protect and leverage that investment."
The latest release of PADB also includes improved workload management, enabling thousands of users to concurrently share the system.
PADB 3.0 will be available in December 2010. For more information, go here.