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Today’s database landscape isn’t just static. It’s positively retro. Remember 2004? Facebook had just launched, the iPad wasn’t even a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye, and Gartner’s database market share report put IBM (34.1%), Oracle (33.7%), and Microsoft (20%) in the top spots. In our survey, Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM still hold the top spots; we do add MySQL, but that’s about it for innovation. […]
And those relational databases from Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM? They’re essentially just updated versions of the companies’ 2004 offerings.
You’ll see these numbers in many surveys. But there are a couple of things to keep in mind while reading them:
- the enterprise world is well-known to be a late adopter. A very late adopter actually.
- many of these databases are subscription based so customers are locked-in on at least an yearly basis
- many of these databases have been acquired together with hardware and consultancy/support. Another type of lock-in.
- none of these databases is showing the growth in demand, jobs, and revenue that the top NoSQL databases are seeing for the last 12-18 months.
When you already bought a house, it’s quite difficult to go out looking for a new one. But there’s no good reason for you not to look and get the best appliances and furniture for your house.
Original title and link: 2014 State Of Database Tech: Think Retro ( ©myNoSQL)
In a post with an inspired titled, “We are the Borg! You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.“, Dan Graham of Teradata exposes how the database evolution and market looks from their perspective:
In the Star Trek movies, “the Borg” refers to an alien race that conquers all planets, absorbing the people, technology, and resources into the Borg collective. Even Captain Picard becomes a Borg and chants “We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.”
It strikes me that the relational database has behaved similarly since its birth. Over the last thirty years, Teradata and other RDBMS vendors have innovated and modernized, constantly revitalizing what it means to be an RDBMS. But some innovations come from start-up companies that are later assimilated into the RDBMS. And some innovations are reactions to competition. Regardless, many innovations eventually end up in the code base of multiple RDBMS vendor products —with proper respect to patents of course
That’s true. But let’s look at the spectrum of options. On one side, you have old products engulfing new features now and then, depending on the market needs and trends. What you get some mammoths that are trying to do everything. Try is the keyword here. It’s one thing to list a feature on a checklist, another to have it working on the lab, another to have it working for a wide range of use case, yet another to work well, and last, but not least, to have it scale and adapt with the needs of your users. What’re your options if you need to scale a part of your system only? What if you the checklisted feature is not solving your problem?
At the other end of the spectrum, you have younger, specialized solutions that most of the time focus on solving specific problems. Indeed, you have to deal with the added complexity of managing heterogeneous systems. And yes, you have to deal with making them work together to solve your problem. But if something doesn’t fit your needs or you need to adapt fast or you need to scale a part of your application, then you can really do it.
What would you choose?
Original title and link: The evolution of databases - Teradata’s take ( ©myNoSQL)
After yesterday’s announcement of RethinkDB raising $8mil in series A, I’ve read comments about this round being considered small. I’ve looked through my archives and here’s what I’ve found:
- Jul.2008: 10gen: $1.5M (series A)
- Dec.2008 and Dec.2010: Cloudant: $2M (series A)
- Jan.2009, Couchbase: $6M (series A)
- Apr.2009, Basho: $2M (series C)
- Nov.2009: CouchOne: $2M
- Oct. 2010: DataStax: $2.7M (series A)
- Sep.2011: Neo Technologies: $10.6M (series A)
Maybe in the light of FoundationDB’s recent $17M, RethinkDB’s round might look small. But data doesn’t agree.
Original title and link: Size of A-series funding in the NoSQL market ( ©myNoSQL)
For $2ooo, you can get TechNavio’s 40 page report about the NoSQL market:
TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global NoSQL market to grow at a CAGR of 29.14% over the period 2012-2016.
The key vendors dominating this market space are 10gen Inc., Couchbase Inc., DataStax Inc., and Basho Technologies Inc.
That’s all you need to know.
✚ Actually, it might be useful to know that 10gen Inc. has changed its name to MongoDB Inc.
Original title and link: TechNavio’s report: Global NoSQL market 2012-2016 ( ©myNoSQL)