Thursday, July 02, 2009

Oracle's Fusion 11g lays groundwork for ERP platform - SD Times: Software Development News

Bad press day for SQL so far…

This "tera-scale" caching, according to Software AG deputy CTO Miko Matsumura, might displace reliance on traditional relational SQL database infrastructure.
And Anne Thomas Manes, vice president and research director for Burton Group Application Platform Strategies, said, "I tend to agree with Miko's assertion that Java is the new SQL. Oracle's ownership of Java will give them a huge advantage going forward. For example, combine CEP [Complex Events Processing] with the Coherence object data grid, and Oracle has something very interesting and unique. This solution maintains data from the event stream in the distributed in-memory data grid rather than a relational database [as most other CEP solutions do]. Developers use Java to interface with the data grid; not SQL. And Java is much more expressive than SQL."

FWIW I think Java is the new COBOL, and that SQL is doing just fine…

Oracle's Fusion 11g lays groundwork for ERP platform - SD Times: Software Development News

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