Saturday, July 13, 2013

The hot new technology in Big Data is decades old: SQL | Ars Technica

This just in: set theory is still useful...
"At the recent Hadoop Summit, among all of the announcements of new products and partnerships around "big data" analytics, one of the surprising trends was the apparent resurgence of a technology that has been around for decades. Many of the announcements coming from companies at the Summit centered on using SQL as the primary interface for Big Data analytics.
"It looks as if there's not a Hadoop-related vendor here who isn't promoting an SQL solution," said Paco Nathan, director of data science at Concurrent and a speaker at Hadoop Summit. “And a few of them sound too good to be true.""
The hot new technology in Big Data is decades old: SQL | Ars Technica
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