Sybase IQ "Quick Start Guide"
When using relational databases you are presented with rows of data and columns of attributes, and when organizing this data most conventional relational databases present in row-oriented architecture. But is row-oriented the most efficient approach for your organization? When using analytic applications, column-oriented architectures could be a better strategy for your organization. Some of the advantages include:
- Faster than traditional databases
- Less required maintenance
Check out this white paper to learn how you can take advantage of column-oriented architecture.