In this article from Information Week, editor John Foley writes:
Unlike some competing products, Dataupia's data warehouse appliance doesn't have its own database management system. Instead, Dataupia's appliance, called Satori Server, performs analysis on data stored in existing databases.
This doesn't even pass the Common Sense Test. How can a data warehouse appliance not have its own database management system? How can a data warehouse appliance magically work "on data storage in existing database"? It can't, obviously. (If it did it would be called an "application".) You may access the Satori Server through another database rather than connecting directly to it, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its own database management system. Hell, it IS its own database management system, for crying out loud.
The kicker is that CTO John O'Brien directly contradicts Foley's assertion in the recorded interview that's included in the article.