Forbes.com: Data On The Fly: "Relational databases are great, but not for everything, Michael Stonebraker says.
He should know. The former computer science professor at University of California, Berkeley is a bit of a legend in the database world, having created two well-known relational database systems, Ingres and Postgres. Ingres, the company Stonebraker founded, is now part of Computer Associates International. Stonebraker also founded Illustra, a database company that was acquired by Informix, which later was acquired by IBM.
Now Stonebraker has launched a new database software company to tackle one of the toughest jobs in computing--analyzing huge amounts of streaming data on the fly."
Always pay attention when Michael Stonebraker is involved.