Sybase Brings ‘Intelligence for Everyone’ to the enterprise

2 min read Networks & Network Services
Sybase, an SAP company and provider of enterprise and mobile software, has announced the general availability of Sybase IQ 15.3, powered by a new generation of shared everything Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) technology.

With this release, enterprise IT departments can overcome scalability limitations of today’s data warehouses in many industries including financial services, telecommunications, information providers, healthcare and insurance.

By implementing a business analytics information solution that allows sharing of computing and data resources with the innovative Sybase IQ PlexQ technology, enterprises can lead the next wave of data warehouse transformation by breaking down user and information silos to drive analytics adoption throughout the entire organization.

The transformative power of business analytics cannot be fully realized until IT departments provide all users with real-time access to information assets across the enterprise and enable integration of analytics directly into core operational processes. Yet current Enterprise Data Warehouse solutions are not meeting the need.

“More than 70% of so-called enterprise data warehouses actually serve only back-office or limited departmental use cases,” according to Gartner research and, “Exploration of alternative data warehouse infrastructures increased in 2010.”

Driving the next wave of adoption in business analytics requires new approaches to data warehousing that overcome the user scalability, application workload and dataset limitations of the current generation of Enterprise Data Warehouse solutions.

The release of Sybase IQ 15.3 with PlexQ technology redefines enterprise-wide business analytics with a shared-everything MPP architecture that scales to support real-time access to thousands of users, multiple mixed workloads and massive datasets.

With Sybase IQ PlexQ, IT departments can implement virtual data marts in order to optimize the experience for different applications and user communities. Sybase IQ PlexQ dynamically balances query workloads across nodes on the grid for massively parallel processing of complex analytics at speeds 10 to 100 times faster than traditional data warehouses. Unlike current shared-nothing MPP architectures that are optimized for certain workloads, the combination of Sybase IQ’s columnar data store, shared-everything grid, and logical servers ensures top performance for any query, any workload over any dataset.

“Through our participation as a Sybase IQ 15.3 beta test site, we have experienced its disruptively fast query performance, due to the truly revolutionary new features that allow more servers to work on queries in parallel.” said Scott Smith, vice president, comScore, Inc. “We at comScore have a significant investment in Sybase IQ Multiplex and are very excited about the new Sybase IQ 15.3 release. I think Sybase engineering has really ‘hit the nail on the head’ with the new MPP ‘share everything’ architecture. These features will allow us to continue down the path of inexpensive commodity servers that improve our query performance, and we even expect to see higher hardware utilization numbers.”