Analyzing the vast, constantly growing amount of data residing on SQL, SAP or Oracle databases is a time consuming and expensive venture. Hence, the proverb: “If we knew what we know, we could double our revenues.” should be completed by: “Yes, but they would be eaten up by the costs caused by the data analysis.”

Gartner lists EXASOL in the Magic Quadrant

EXASOL is listed in the “Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems“ by Gartner, a leading analyst company. In their annual report, Gartner analysts Donald Feinberg and Mark A. Beyer look into the DBMS market, evaluating the vendors for ability to execute and completeness of vision.

#1 in performance rankings

EXASOL and Dell are now changing the game and if that sounds too catchy to you, take a look at the numbers: TPC, the highly recognized Transaction Processing Performance Council lists Dell and EXASOL as number one in five of six performance rankings. For example, a 10,000 GB database running on Dell PowerEdge R710 servers using the EXASolution 4.0 appliance can perform more than 7 million queries per hour (QPhH) for 0.53 US-dollar. #2 in this ranking lags behind with 20 times less queries per hour (0.3 million) at a 62fold expense (32.89 US-Dollar per QPhH). The results for smaller sized databases (3,000 GB / 1,000 GB / 300 GB / 100 GB) are just as staggering.

“What type of customers might benefit from our data warehouse appliance solution?” you may ask. “Every customer with a data base and huge data volumes.” says Ronny Lenz, Technical Sales Representative for EXASOL at Dell. In fact, EXASOL and Dell serve customers in various industries ranging from small, highly specialized web based businesses to multinational utility companies.

Cut costs by 90 percent

Let’s pick a real example: A machinery engineering company plans a resource inventory for a particular product line. The required data needs to be pulled from the productive environment into a separate analytical database. A data warehouse appliance solution can cost up to 1.5 million US-dollar, an average of 0.4 – 0.5 million US-dollar is fairly common. EXASOL and Dell can provide a full-fletched solution at a 90 percent lower TCO (total cost of ownership). Our main components:

  • Connectivity Productive SQL, SAP or Oracle environment and the analytical database are connected via standard 1 Gbit/s or 10 Gbit/s Ethernet. For larger environments we provide 40 Gbit/s QDR Infiniband
  • Analytical Database Fully scalable 4 – 62 nodes cluster (“Pay as you grow!”)
  • Hardware Dell Power Edge R 710
  • Software EXASolution 4.0

Pick your product: hosted in your data center or cloud based

Most of our customers prefer to host the EXASolution 4.0 appliance in their data center, but a cloud based EXACloud solution is available, too.

Try before you buy … globally

Prospect customers are invited to request access to a demo version of our appliance containing the components listed above. Due to growing interest from Asian countries as well as Americas, we are able to deliver globally providing hardware, software as well as service resources. Please contact:

Meet the experts at Dell TechCenter

As part of our partnership with EXASOL, we are working on a series of blogs and wikis at the global as well as at the German Dell TechCenter. Also, join our expert chat at Thursday 03rd May 2012, 4.00 - 5.00 pm CET (I have attached to this blog post an Outlook invite for your convenience). Just go to (important note: do not type www ...) and pick a username of your choice. We’re looking forward to speak with you!

Our Chat will be hosted by:

Ronny Lenz, Technical Sales Representative for EXASOL

Florian Klaffenbach, Solution Expert – Microsoft and Cloud Computing

Rafael Knuth, Social Media Community Manager EMEA