Cloud Database Report

Ocient CEO Chris Gladwin: Analyzing the World's Largest Datasets

Episode Summary

In this episode of the Cloud Database Report Podcast, editor and host John Foley talks with Chris Gladwin, cofounder and CEO of Ocient, about high-performance data analysis at hyperscale, involving petabytes, exabytes, and trillions of rows of data. The conversation explores use cases for these extreme datasets, software and hardware architecture, Ocient's cloud platform model, and performance comparisons to Snowflake and other cloud database providers.

Episode Notes

Ocient is a software startup that specializes in complex analysis of the world's largest datasets. Early adopters are hyperscale web companies and enterprises that need to analyze data sets of billions or trillions of records. 

Prior to Ocient, Gladwin was the founder of object storage vendor Cleversafe, acquired by IBM in 2015. That experience with mega-size data storage  carried over to Ocient, whose software is optimized to run on NVMe solid state storage, industry standard CPUs, and 100 GB networking. 

John Foley is editor of the Cloud Database Report and senior analyst with Acceleration Economy

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