Where Did Tandem NonStop Go?

I really should read The Register more regularly. If I had I wouldn’t have been surprised to see today’s news about HP’s entry into the BI “appliance” space with Neoview Enterprise Data Warehouse as reported by MercuryNews.com and others.  Inside there is Tandem NonStop technology running on Itanium-based server.

The press is touting this as an anti-Teradata play, but it seems to me as though it would also rival Neteeza since you can start with a 16 processor configuration and scale up.

What Does This Have to Do With Oracle?
That is always the question on my blog. The answer? Well, Oracle is, um, let’s say very keen on BI as well. Something to ponder…

3 Responses to “Where Did Tandem NonStop Go?”

  1. 1 Mogens Nørgaard April 25, 2007 at 5:59 am

    Anders Madsen, who used to work for Microsoft Denmark, recently switched to HP Denmark. His new task is to sell Tandem. I thought it was wonderful – something everyone considers totally, utterly legacy gets a revival because it still can do stuff that wild-west systems (you know, Kevin, the ones you play around with on Windows and Linux :-))) ) cannot do.

    I shall rejoice when VMS is revived. It must happen soon. It was always so much better than UNIX 😉 .

    Well, if Anders succeeds in selling a Tandem system here, I’ll let you know.


  2. 2 kevinclosson April 25, 2007 at 2:26 pm


    OpenVMS is not a fantasy! I want GCOS 6 MOD400 on DPS6 :-). Having just been bought by HP, I find it nice to know that even if they fossilize our stuff it may pop its head up someday 🙂

  3. 3 Rick Hunter November 5, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    NonStop SQL (and SQL-MX) seems to be able to compete in the DB area with the largest DB’s out there (Oracle, DB2). Some of this is related to the tight integration of the DB and the underlying OS and I/O drivers (NonStop Kernel and disk processes) which has not been done (to my understanding) by other OS vendors.

    Regards, Rick

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