This just in from the wishful-thinking zone: SAP thinks DBMS is going away...
Do you see a scenario where you wouldn't need a database under SAP applications?
[Shai Agassi, president of the product and technology group and a member of SAP's executive board:] Long term.
How long? Five years? Ten years?
I don't want to speculate on that. We'll tell you when we're there. There is speculation, but I don't think we need to speculate on that. For the traditional transactional application right now you need a database. Down the road, you're right … But today? No.