Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Multi-model databases: neither fish nor fowl but maybe a jigsaw puzzle? | Cloud Database | NuoDB

Excerpt from a timely NoSQL/NewSQL/etc. reality check
"Basically there is no technical or architectural reason that a single system should not be very good at the various things that we currently think of as different segments of the database market.  A well-designed database engine can do an excellent job of SQL, NoSQL, OLTP, analytics and various niche things.  Of course Mike Stonebraker is right that a specialist engine can do a narrow thing very well, but the question is whether specialist engines will ultimately be generally interesting or confined to very narrow niches (possibly very high value niches)."
Multi-model databases: neither fish nor fowl but maybe a jigsaw puzzle? | Cloud Database | NuoDB
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