Amazon Redshift: ParAccel in, costly appliances out

November 29, 2012

First Amazon invested in MPP vendor ParAccel. Now AWS uses ParAccel tech for Redshift. Is this the data warehouse disruption dream team?

Back in July, Data Warehouse vendor ParAccel announced it had a new investor: Amazon. Then yesterday, Amazon announced its new cloud Data Warehouse as a service offering: Redshift. And, none too surprisingly, it turns out that Redshift is based on ParAccel’s technology. I spoke to Rich Ghiossi and John Santaferraro, ParAccel’s VPs of Marketing and Solutions/Product Marketing, respectively, who explained some of the subtleties to me and helped me think through some others.

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