Tera-Tom here!  Thirty years ago, I saw my first Teradata system, and I told people that parallel processing was the future of all computers.  It turned out I was right, and over the years my confidence in predicting the future of the computer industry grew strong. 

Over the past 25 years, I have had the opportunity to work with Teradata, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Netezza, Greenplum, DatAllegro, Vertica, Amazon, and more.  I have written 78 books on every parallel processing system ever built. The reason for writing these books has been to become an expert on all systems so I could build software to make these systems work together perfectly.

Fifteen years ago, I realized that data would soon be so big that no platform could hold a company’s data and that the future was going to be accessing any data, at any time, anywhere.  I took what some people might believe is a gamble, but to me, it was inevitable.  

I hired the best programmers and built a single query tool to thrill everyone from the business user to the data scientist.  A tool so easy to use, yet with so much power that it can move data between any system instantly and perform cross-system joins using the best techniques.  The name I gave the tool is Nexus, which means the intersection of all data.

I did not just want to dominate the desktop of each company, but I chose to dominate the network and all of the database platforms.  I invented the Nexus Desktop to work in conjunction with the NexusCore Server. The Nexus user on the desktop pairs once with a NexusCore Server and the server now knows the user’s credentials. The combination of Nexus Desktops and NexusCore Servers gives a company’s users the option of executing queries, data movement, and federated queries from their desktop or to have a NexusCore Server do it for them, as them.

The desktop and server combination is the only way to access any data, at any time, anywhere.  Why? Because big data must be processed differently than small data. There is no one size fits all model.  There are too many variables to predict, so versatility depending on circumstances is the only answer.

Small data needs to process from the desktop and big data from the server.  Security is vital so having a server impersonate the user’s credentials is the perfect security solution.  A NexusCore Server is to a Nexus Desktop what a cell tower is to a cell phone. Depending on a person’s location a different cell tower is used to transmit a telephone call.  Depending on a person’s location and the data they are processing, a desktop or any NexusCore server determines the best technique for processing queries. Getting different database platforms to work together was the Rosetta Stone for computing.  Getting the user’s desktop to work together with a server is the best invention since the cloud. The most exciting part of the journey has been doing something nobody else has done.


The Nexus Desktop and NexusCore Server will be ready for you to experience in October 2019! If you’re interested in seeing a demo of these amazing Nexus products, please feel free to reach out to me using the information below!

Tom Coffing
CEO, Coffing Data Warehousing
Direct: 513 300-0341
Email: Tom.Coffing@CoffingDW.com