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Database Decay and What To Do About It
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Database Decay and What To Do About It

In our opinion, database decay results from the multi-department organization of large implementations.

Why the 'Data Lake' Is Really A 'Data Swamp'
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Why the 'Data Lake' Is Really A 'Data Swamp'

The notion of putting all one's data into a "data lake" to encourage employees to run analytics has a serious flaw.

Hadoop at a Crossroads?
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Hadoop at a Crossroads?

A few facts and opinions and a couple of announcements, with a prediction on where the "Hadoop stack" might be going.

What Does 'Big Data' Mean (Part 4)?
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What Does 'Big Data' Mean (Part 4)?

The "big variety" use case is examined, in this fourth post in a series on big data.

What Does 'Big Data' Mean? (Part 3)
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What Does 'Big Data' Mean? (Part 3)

The "big velocity" use case is examined in this third post in a series on big data.

Possible Hadoop Trajectories
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Possible Hadoop Trajectories

Hadoop has spread rapidly in the last few years as a platform for parallel computation in Java, but we believe a lot of improvement will be required for serious...

New SQL: An Alternative to NoSQL and Old SQL For New OLTP Apps
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New SQL: An Alternative to NoSQL and Old SQL For New OLTP Apps

New SQL should be considered as an alternative to NoSQL or Old SQL for New OLTP applications. If New OLTP is as big a market as I foresee, we will see many more...

The End of a DBMS Era (Might Be ­Upon ­Us)
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The End of a DBMS Era (Might Be ­Upon ­Us)

Relational database management systems (DBMSs) have been remarkably successful in capturing the DBMS marketplace. To a first approximation they are “the only game...

DBMSs For Science Applications: A Possible Solution
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DBMSs For Science Applications: A Possible Solution

Quite a few scientists who deal with the processing and storage of large amounts of data are unhappy with relational DBMSs. Here are several reasons why—and a possible...
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