"The Wise have yet to weigh in on Spanner en masse. I look forward to more insightful commentary. There’s a lot to make sense of. What struck me most in the paper was a deeply buried section essentially describing Google’s motivation for shifting away from NoSQL and to NewSQL. The money quote:High Scalability - High Scalability - Google Spanner's Most Surprising Revelation: NoSQL is Out and NewSQL is In
'We believe it is better to have application programmers deal with performance problems due to overuse of transactions as bottlenecks arise, rather than always coding around the lack of transactions.'
This reads as ironic given Bigtable helped kickstart the NoSQL/eventual consistency/key-value revolution."
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
High Scalability - High Scalability - Google Spanner's Most Surprising Revelation: NoSQL is Out and NewSQL is In
tbd if the industry needs the "NewSQL" meme (i.e., simply "SQL" probably suffices...), but it's looking like "NoSQL" has peaked