Part 1: How Hadooped is Your RDBMS?

Sorry for the comic adjective “Hadooped”? The next few blogs will try to evaluate the different approaches to integrating Hadoop and a standard RDBMS… so the first thing I’ll try in this post is to suggest a criteria based on some architectural  choices for making the evaluation. Further, I’ll inject a little surprise and make…

Specialized Databases vs. Swiss Army Knives

Michael Stonbreaker has suggested several times… and again in this interview… that  databases will become more specialized and that “one size will fit none”. I’m sure that his argument is more nuanced than the sound bites in the interview, but in this post I’ll suggest a line of thinking that may lead to a different conclusion.…

Not a curse…

The Chinese Curse wishes that you live in interesting times… although apparently it is not so certain that this is either a curse or Chinese. During this Northern Hemisphere harvest season I would like to wish my readers a Happy Thanksgiving… and note how thankful I am to live and work in interesting times and…