10 hours to 10 minutes?
One of my friends at Vertica said their product (w/o tuning and on lesser hardware than the customer had on their production system) took one of their most expensive reporting queries from 24 hours to 9 seconds.
I'm sure most will say hard to believe or not possible but it's pretty amazing.
had to mention it since the article mentioned 'reporting'.
I came across the MS stuff on XIO's website recently it for sure sounds impressive, they seem to be getting close to Redmond, I noticed their volume/node spanning feature only supports windows.
Still kind of disappointed as to the lack of port density on those XIO boxes, only FC, no iSCSI and only 2 ports(if I remember right). I certainly like FC more than iSCSI but iSCSI does offer some nice flexibility, so it's nice to have both available.