The ParAccel Analytic Database (PADB) provides
exactly what it says on the tin: a massively
parallel, columnar database that has
been optimised for analytics and ad hoc queries.
For smaller companies without complex
requirements it may be suitable for use as a
general purpose data warehouse but it would
not usually be appropriate where a major portion
of the workload consists of queries that
only address a single row or just a few rows,
such as look-ups in a master data management
Typical PADB implementations are in single
figures or tens of terabytes. However, that
may be misleading since the columnar nature
of PADB means that the data is highly compressed.
A more accurate guide to the scalability