Today I was looking at the recent TPC-H benchmark results, I saw a vendor named EXASOL which dominated the benchmark results, what kind of a performance is this? They have their own operating system and they are listed as clustered, who are these guys? :)

Once I wrote on Oracle vs. SQL Server – a never ending story and advised on checking the other open source options as well. Today global economic crisis is upon all of us so I observe that any kind of financial decision is stressed as never before. EXASOL seems to be an interesting case study for our reporting database needs maybe, needs careful testing of course parallel to each individuals’ needs.

Really congratulations to EXASOL because of their engineering/creativity against giants like Oracle and Microsoft.