A new development for the geothought blog, our first video interview! It's not going to win any awards for cinematography or production, but hopefully it may be somewhat interesting for the geospatial database geeks out there :). Rich Zimmerman of IISi is the lead developer of the recently announced spatial extensions to Netezza, and I chatted to him about some technical aspects of the work he's done. Topics include the geospatial standards followed in the development, why he chose not to use PostGIS source code directly, and how queries work in Netezza's highly parallelized architecture.
Interview with Rich Zimmerman about Netezza Spatial from Peter Batty on Vimeo.