Thursday, May 22, 2008

Data Management Strategies: DMS 2008 theme #1: DBMS redux, part 1: the end of the one-size-fits-all era?

Okay, I promise I won't plug the DMS blog on a daily basis, but FYI my Burton Group Data Management Strategies (DMS) colleagues and I are now regularly blogging on data-stuff there

Is it the end of the road for RDBMSs as we've known them for the last ~25 years?  Time to sell your SQL books on eBay, before they become worthless?  To sign up for a distance-learning XML management course, in order to invest in your future career potential?  Perhaps some of the "legacy" database models, such as hierarchical and object-oriented DBMSs, will finally start to gain (regain, for hierarchical) meaningful market momentum, with the market shift to XML for content and data?  Is Oracle CEO Larry Ellison at risk of being bumped off the short list of the richest people on the planet (he's already down to #14 on this year's Forbes "The World's Billionaires" list...)?

Data Management Strategies: DMS 2008 theme #1: DBMS redux, part 1: the end of the one-size-fits-all era?

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