According Information Management: "By definition, appliances are easy to use. That's the argument put forth by many appliance vendors over the past few years. How true is it? Tune into this episode of DM Radio to find out! We'll talk to Foster Hinshaw, argaubly the father of data warehouse appliances, now the head of Dataupia. We'll also hear from Barry Zane of ParAccel and Bruce Armstrong of Kickfire.
Attendees will learn: - What, exactly, constitutes a data warehouse appliance; - Use cases in which appliances are most effective; - How some appliances are climbing the BI stack; - What Oracle's Exadata means to the industry; - Why so many appliance vendors have cropped up."