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Conor O’Mahony, Program Director for Database Software, IBM, prediction for 2012:
This apparent challenge from NoSQL is not the first time that the relational database has been challenged. A few years ago, many predicted that object databases would conquer the relational database. However, the relational database added stored procedures, user-defined functions, and a number of other object-like features, and it has gone from strength-to-strength, and object databases are now just a bit player in the overall database market.
I predict that the major relational database vendors will, where it makes sense, add certain NoSQL capabilities to their products. For instance, this makes sense for both name-value pair and graph-store capabilities. Of course, this has already happened for XML data, which the major relational products support.
While I can see ways to adapt and optimize a relational database to behave like a key-value store or document database, I would aplaud any relational database vendor that would be able to transform or add an engine that would behave like Cassandra, or HBase, or a graph database. Add on top of that support for multi-datacenter deployments and seemless integration with Hadoop and that would be a fabulous product.
To me things look like this: in one corner of the ring we will have the experience accummulated in the field by NoSQL databases and their creators and in the opposite corner the experience of the marketing and sales departments from relational databases vendors.
Original title and link: Are Some NoSQL Technologies Going NoWHERE? ( ©myNoSQL)
No 2012 predictions. Just facts.
GigaOm’s Barb Darrow commenting on Oracle’s Q2 financial results:
This is bad news for the company which pinned its cloud hopes on specialized data center appliances — the Exadata database machine, Exalogic middleware/application appliance, Exalytics analytics engine as well as a proposed ”Big Data Appliance.” This is the third consecutive quarter where Oracle posted hardware sales declines but this is probably more painful because the company is finally now fully engaged in its big data center appliance push.
As a low to mid range customer, I was disenfranchised by oracle, and we have gotten rid of segments of oracle in our data center. Just recently they have shown interest in us again so perhaps the low margin equipment will be back. Sun was not focused enough, and Oracle was too focused. Hopefully they are finding an profitable and useful middle ground.
So, NoSQL database #9999 there are many other equally usable solutions that are far more transparent in the way they do business and foster community around their products. This isn’t about paying money. This is about trust. So, sorry NoSQL #9999, but I’ll not be entering your sales cycle in this fashion or evaluating your product at this time. Moving along now…
Original title and link: How Polyglot Persistence and Having Data Storage Options Changes Things ( ©myNoSQL)
Ted Neward examines the NoSQL ecosystem, looks at the major players, how they compare and contrast, and what sort of architectural implications they have for software system in general.
What are your first thoughts if you overlay the following graphics:
Original title and link: NoSQL Databases and Big Data Market: A Quick Look at Technology vs Funding Status ( ©myNoSQL)