Are databases going green?
March 12, 2008
Just doing a bit of catching up with what is going on with Sybase IQ (1,000 terabyte benchmark sounds impressive) and came across the Wikipedia entry for this tech (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybase_IQ)which mentions at the end that IQ’s compression ability "…achieves a 90 percent reduction in CO2 emissions".
So now we have a column-oriented high performance database that is doing its bit to save the planet? I think I need to lie down for a bit and think how I can fit the Toyota Prius into our next marketing campaign…