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Cassandra Total Cost of Ownership Study: Product Evaluation: Serverless Cassandra and Self-Managed OSS Cassandra: 3-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

August 14, 2022

This study examines the full cost and true value of self-managed OSS Apache Cassandra® vs DataStax AstraDB fully managed DBaaS in Google Cloud. Our three-year total cost of ownership (TCO) calculations account for dedicated compute hardware (for self-managed Cassandra), cost per read and write operation (on Astra DB), storage growth (each write operation adds new data) and people cost. People costs consider that certain capabilities in Astra DB needed for the workload were not available in self-managed Cassandra, requiring workarounds. We used market rates and typical splits of full-time equivalent (FTE) and consulting to determine our people costs.

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Transactional and Analytical Workloads: How Transactional and Analytical Performance Impacts the TCO of Cloud Databases

August 14, 2022

Competitive data-driven organizations rely on data-intensive applications to win in the digital service economy. These applications require a robust data tier that can handle the diverse workloads demands of both transactional and analytical processing while serving an interactive, immersive customer experience. The resulting database workloads demand low-latency responses, fast streaming data ingestion, complex analytic queries, high concurrency, and large data volumes.

This report outlines the results from a Field Test derived from three industry standard benchmarks—TPC Benchmark™ H (TPC-H), TPC Benchmark™ DS (TPC-DS), and TPC Benchmark™ C (TPC-C)—to compare SingleStoreDBAmazon Redshift, and Snowflake

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The Data Warehouse in Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud

June 14, 2022

Your Analytical Database Deployment will probably be to Multiple Clouds. Learn about the Role of the Data Warehouse in a World with Data Lakes, Data Science and Decentralization, Options for Provisioning the Data Warehouse and Why Multiple Clouds, Cloudwashing – Cloud-Enabled/Hosted vs Cloud-Native vs Cloud-Owned and Multi-Cloud Flexibility and Deployment Freedom.

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Cassandra Total Cost of Ownership Study

June 14, 2022

Is a serverless DataStax Cassandra really more cost effective than managing your own Apache Cassandra clusters? We found savings, less complexity and lower infrastructure costs.

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NetApp Cloud Insights

June 14, 2022

The goal of our study presented in this paper is to objectively uncover whether NetApp is truly positioned to deliver on value propositions to the enterprise. To meet this objective, we designed a field test derived from monitoring, troubleshooting, optimizing, and securing scenarios common to the modern enterprise with, or in the process of, migrating to a hybrid cloud.

This test measured enterprise response to usual and important situations including greedy/degraded applications, underutilized infrastructure, and ransomware simulations.

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Enterprise Readiness of Cloud MLOps: Azure Machine Learning, Amazon SageMaker, and Google Vertex AI

May 12, 2022

MLOps is essential for scaling ML. Without it, enterprises risk struggling with costly overhead and stalled progress. Several vendors support MLOps: the major offerings are Microsoft Azure ML, Google Vertex AI, and Amazon SageMaker. We looked at these offerings from the perspective of enterprise features and time to value.

For the analysis, we used categories of time to value and enterprise capabilities. As shown in Table 1, our assessment resulted in a score of 2.95 (out of 3) for Azure ML using managed endpoints, 2.12 for Google Vertex AI, and 2.83 for Amazon SageMaker. The higher the score, the better, and the scoring rubric and methodology are detailed in an appendix to this report.

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The Time for Cloud Master Data Management is Now

May 12, 2022

The demand for data to power cloud apps, improve AI models and deliver on digital business initiatives has never been greater. Cloud MDM can help deliver the trusted business analytics and insights, faster innovation, and improved customer relationship management your company needs to stay competitive.

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SQL Transaction Processing and Analytic Performance Price-Performance Testing

May 7, 2022

This report outlines the results from two GigaOm Field Tests (one transactional and the other analytic) derived from the industry-standard TPC Benchmark™ E (TPC-E) and TPC Benchmark™ H (TPC-H) to compare two IaaS cloud database offerings:

  1. Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances.
  2. Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft on Azure Virtual Machines (VM).

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Cloud Database Performance – McKnight Benchmark Report

March 23, 2022

A report by McKnight Consulting Group used industry-standard benchmarks to test three well-known, cloud-optimized analytical platforms – Vertica in Eon Mode, Amazon Redshift, and Snowflake.

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Healthcare Natural Language Processing

March 23, 2022

Our study examined three public cloud service offerings that use natural language processing to meet the challenge—Google Cloud Healthcare API, Amazon Comprehend Medical, and Microsoft Azure Text Analytics for Health. We manually annotated medical notes to identify terms within the documents from a common set of entities and relationships. Next, we built an annotation taxonomy by comparing the taxonomies of the three NLP solutions and created a standard mapping of the entities and relationships shared by all three platforms. We then compared our annotations to the annotations of each solution, using the annotation taxonomy, and noted false negatives (not desired), true positives (desired), and false positives (not desired).

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