DATAllegro was a company that specializes in datawarehousing applicances. It was founded by Stuart Frost in 2003 inspired by and as a competitor to Data warehouse appliance pioneer Netezza. In contrast to rival Netezza - which still uses "commodity" PowerPC chips - DATAllegro architecture is implemented on all-commodity hardware from OEMs such as Dell Computer Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., and EMC Corp. DATAllegro - like Netezza - uses open source software stack (Ingres DBMS running on Linux). Microsoft announced it had acquired DATAllegro as of September 2008. SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse is the rebranded DATAllegro on Windows Server with SQL Server
- DATAllegro founder Steve Frost on DATAllegro
- "Microsoft Closes Acquisition of DATAllegro". Sept. 16, 2008.
- "Microsoft ships the final Technology Preview for SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse". 2 Apr 2010. "DATAllegro technology as Parallel Data Warehouse now runs on Windows Server and SQL Server"
- "DATAllegro - is it all hype?".
- "With the DATAllegro acquisition, Microsoft leapfrogged Oracle. But with Exadata, Oracle leapfrogged Microsoft back. Exadata is actually shipping.".
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