SOURCE: ParAccel


September 22, 2009 08:00 ET

ParAccel Announces 'Faster or Free' Industry Challenge

Invites Comparison Testing With Guarantee That Its ParAccel Analytic Database™ Will Outperform the Competition or It's Free

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - September 22, 2009) - ParAccel, Inc., provider of the record-breaking ParAccel Analytic Database, a high-speed, low-effort, massively parallel (MPP) columnar database management system (DBMS) for data warehousing and analytics, today announced an industry-wide challenge and performance guarantee aimed at inciting companies to demand higher performance from their analytic databases. ParAccel is inviting companies to test the ParAccel Analytic Database (PADB) against either an existing DBMS or competing solutions in customer performance trials for analytical workloads. If ParAccel fails to deliver superior performance, the PADB software license is free.

"Our industry is crowded with companies making performance claims, but no one else is willing to take on every other competitor with a challenge so simple, and so fundamental: Either it's faster, or it's free," said David Ehrlich, Chairman and CEO of ParAccel. "We are so confident in what we've built, that we're willing to stake our revenues on it. In customer proof of concept testing, we simply don't lose."

ParAccel, whose executive team includes technical founders and industry veterans from noted data warehousing and analytics companies, including Netezza, Teradata, Oracle, SenSage, Gupta and PointBase, is taking data warehousing and analytic database queries to revolutionary levels of performance and utility with a columnar, massively parallel architecture built to perform with standard hardware and tools. ParAccel enables customers to tackle complex business questions and efficiently process ad hoc and highly complex queries more simply than ever before, without the tuning, indexing or schema limitations imposed by other databases. This enables companies to explore new business opportunities and applications within time frames and budgets that were previously impossible.

The company's PADB also includes enterprise-class manageability, availability and recoverability via automatic fail-over for mission critical availability. PADB also dramatically improves the performance of SAN-attached data warehouses by balancing I/O and storage across compute nodes and the SAN, while leveraging the customer's enterprise data management infrastructure for high availability, disaster recovery and backups -- capabilities that are unavailable with other analytical databases and appliances.

ParAccel's performance, simplicity and enterprise readiness are winning new customers across numerous industry sectors and application environments. Its customers include such business leaders as OfficeMax, Merkle, Price Chopper, and Autometrics.

The conditions for ParAccel's "Faster or Free" challenge are few. Maintenance is not included, and the challenge requires an executed evaluation agreement. For more information, visit

About ParAccel

ParAccel, Inc. is the proven leader in scalable analytic performance and price-performance. The ParAccel Analytic Database™ is a new generation, MPP-Columnar DBMS that is delivering breakthrough analytic performance and price-performance in customer environments. Available as software or a virtual or packaged data warehouse appliance, it can be implemented on standard hardware from all major vendors. Leading companies like use ParAccel to extend their analytic performance advantage. ParAccel's management team includes technical founders and industry veterans from noted data management companies Netezza, Oracle, Teradata, Gupta, SenSage, PointBase, and IBM. ParAccel is based in California with offices in Cupertino and San Diego. For more information please contact us at or 866-903-0335, or visit us at

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