Definition of Analytic Database

What does is it mean and how is it used

What is an Analytic Database? 

An analytic database is a database management system that is optimized for business analytics applications and services. It is specifically designed to support business intelligence (BI) and analytic applications, typically as part of a data warehouse or data mart.

Why use an Analytic Database? 

We’re now living in an age where data, and more importantly predictive analytics and insights from data, are vital for the success of any business. The right analytical database allows to ask those all-important ‘why?’ questions and push the boundaries of what’s possible with your data by allowing you to unearth useful insights and information from your data volumes.

When to use an Analytic Database?

Transactional-based databases are for day-to-day operations, analytic databases support blue-sky, “what if?” thinking and allow you to unearth insights and information from your data volumes.

How Exasol uses an Analytic Database?

EXASOL is the world’s fastest analytic database according to the TPC-H benchmark for analytic scenarios.

Latest Analytic Database Insights

The World’s Fastest In-Memory Analytic Database

Exasol’s fast in-memory database set a performance record in the TPC-H benchmark for clustered, decision support databases, and extended these performance and price/performance records over the years.

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5 Things to Consider While Looking For An In-Memory Analytic Database

It’s time to kiss goodbye to slow queries and say hello to super-fast answers. However, some factors need to be considered to choose the optimal one for your business.

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Checklist: What to consider when implementing an analytic database

Analytic databases are considered to be a sound solution for delivering the right information for making economic decisions and securing the business’ market position. The optimal architecture for a company depends greatly on the task at hand.

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