Re: Is there anybody using this discussion group at all?

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 03:14:14 -0000 (UTC)
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On Wed, 11 May 2016 18:44:21 -0700, Noons wrote:

> Like you, I wish Tanel all the best with his new company. Not sure what
> it does but likely not very important to my circles.

Actually, it does look interesting:

Gluent Offload Engine automates offloading data from enterprise databases to Hadoop. You can have an up-to-date copy of your data, in a familiar data model, ready for analytics in the powerful ecosystem of Hadoop.

Hadoop is just one of the "Big Data" technologies spawned by exorbitant prices of Oracle RDBMS. The other ones are NoSQL databases like MongoDB, Cassandra, Couch or Trump. Gluent is apparently a tool to offload data from a RDBMS to Hadoop, keep both versions in sync, and produce nice reports. I am not sure how does this translate into business opportunity and to my experience, companies are mostly opting for much more conservative approach of NoSQL databases. I have recently participated in a rather interesting project of replacing CLOB entries in Oracle by documents in MongoDB. The trick was to make the stuff searchable and there is an excellent open source search engine called Sphinx, that I've used. Basically, the CLOB in Oracle started consuming a huge amount of database space and Oracle suggested advanced compression and deduplication to deal with that. MongoDB was much cheaper option and Sphinx can do text search with the best of them. Web interface was written in PHP.
I don't have a company or a product, I do such things on per project/per hour based basis. Hadoop is very fashionable and there are some really large users using it. If Gluent manages to get few of those on board, there is a bright future for the company. I will stick with MongoDB. After all, MongoDB is web scale:

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Thu May 12 2016 - 05:14:14 CEST

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