Friday, April 08, 2011
A co-Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks - ACM Queue
Erik Meijer and Gavin Bierman, Microsoft
CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, SQL AND NOSQL ARE REALLY JUST TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN.
Fueled by their promise to solve the problem of distilling valuable information and business insight from big data in a scalable and programmer-friendly way, noSQL databases have been one of the hottest topics in our field recently. With a plethora of open source and commercial offerings (Membase, CouchDB, Cassandra, MongoDB, Riak, Redis, Dynamo, BigTable, Hadoop, Hive, Pig, ...) and a surrounding cacophony of technical terms (Paxos, CAP, Merkle trees, gossip, vector clocks, sloppy quorums, MapReduce, ...), however, it is hard for businesses and practitioners to see the forest for the trees......http://goo.gl/Zrcdy