3 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Diver Platform 7.0 and Spectre

diver platform 7.0When Dimensional Insight’s Model engine was introduced in 1989, it had many advantages compared to other relational databases at the time. Today, as columnar databases grow in popularity – and in performance – we have again outpaced the competition with the introduction of our new Spectre data engine.

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If you’re a Dimensional Insight customer, here are 3 reasons why you should upgrade to Diver Platform 7.0, which includes Spectre technology. (And if you’re not a Dimensional Insight customer, here’s why you’ll want to take a look at what we have to offer.) (more…)

Why Columnar Databases are the Future of Business Intelligence

columnar-databasesDimensional Insight’s new data engine Spectre reflects the future of business intelligence: it is built on the latest columnar database technology, delivering data analysis faster than ever before. Columnar databases are becoming more and more popular in business intelligence; in fact, a recent survey by Gartner (Oct. 2016) shows that production deployments of columnar/in-memory technology have grown for three straight years.

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The idea of a columnar database is not new. In fact, they have been around for years. However, as time has passed they’ve become more and more practical. This is because better support is available and performance has improved over time. Here’s why columnar databases are the future of business intelligence. (more…)