Right now almost every web application has an Apache server fronting a database box running MySQL or its closed source equivalent like Oracle, DB2, or SQL Server. The data bottleneck in all those applications is the SQL box, which is generally doing a very simple job in a very complex manner that made total sense for minicomputers in 1975 but doesn’t make as much sense today.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
The Next Revolution in Data Management
Cringely wrote a great post today called "The Sequel Dilemma". His point is that we are in the midst of a revolution in the way we do data management, the database is the like a horse and buggy soon to be run over by the next generation of data management tools like, for example, the Google database system that I wrote about last year. I particularly liked his comment: