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Sep 12 2016   8:10PM GMT

columnar database

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A columnar database is a database management system (DBMS) that stores data in columns instead of rows. Continued…

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“Columnar database technology lets you go deeper in big data analytics, speeds up enterprise reporting and cuts down on the number of administrators needed for storage.” – Wayne Kernochan

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