Exasol: Taking a wager on the affordability of in-memory analytics

Interview Exasol has crushed a separate path from rivals available in the market, and whereas open-source techniques have climbed in recognition, the German database biz has remained proprietary. And though different distributors have tried to deliver collectively analytics and transaction in a single database, Exasol stays, steadfastly, an analytical system.

This week The Register caught up with CTO Mathias Golombek to seek out out why he believes the world nonetheless wants specialist analytics techniques. You’ll be able to watch the video beneath.

Exasol was constructed round an in-memory analytics system and focuses on customers with massive knowledge issues round excessive quantity and excessive concurrency. It has lengthy claimed TPC-H benchmark management.

“Our clients are utilizing us each for knowledge warehouse environments, but in addition for acceleration layers so if they’re hitting limitation or prices constraints with current legacy techniques, then Exasol is a good match,” Golombek mentioned.

Based mostly on a college spin-off taking a look at getting the utmost out of {hardware}, the unit was researching on computer systems with 1,000 core spec within the Nineties, Golombek mentioned.

“That they had the imaginative and prescient that foremost reminiscence would turn out to be inexpensive [for these tasks] in the future, in order that they invented a brand new database administration system structure utterly based mostly on in-memory processing,” he mentioned.

The corporate began in 2000, on a know-how premise which was little bit of of venture, Golombek admitted. “Again then, foremost reminiscence was costly and restricted. Architectures have been nonetheless 32-bit so you can solely tackle 2GB of foremost reminiscence. In the present day that’s tiny. However having the imaginative and prescient and serious about the amount in an information warehouse, it was a wager on the longer term,” he mentioned.

Having floated on the Frankfurt Inventory Change in 2020, attaining a valuation of €211.1 million, it is likely to be a wager that’s paying off. ®