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Submission + - Amazon launches RedShift a managed column based data database (eweek.com)

iceco2 writes: "Amazon appears to be going head to head with Vertica and launched a limited public beta of RedShift, a column base database for data warehousing.
DataWarehouse DB such as Vertica, GreenPlum etc. are notorious for not taking well to the cloud due to unreliable disk performance. Can amazon do better?
publications seem to be scant on technical details.
more by amazon: http://aws.amazon.com/redshift/"

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