Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) Cross Platform Optimizer
The mashing of databases and hadoop has begun. Microsoft is offering PolyBase (SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse), others (Teradata, Rainstor etc) are on the same track. Mike Ferguson article, “Big Data – Relational Opens Its Mouth – Is It Going To Consume Hadoop?” offers further thoughts on this subject. Interesting times.