Doug Laird's blog

June 25, 2014

The Database Cage Match: Redux

Within every market, a leader emerges.

In the 90s, the database market was represented by fierce competition between Sybase, Informix and Oracle. Oracle emerged as the leader. It was a well engineered database, a high performance database, and a general purpose database. It became the enterprise database. It was a relational world.

That was twenty years ago. That was before the rise of social, mobile and big data.

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April 29, 2014

When Big Data is Slow

The key to being successful in big data initiatives is being able to manage the speed, scale and structure at sub-millisecond speed.

Big Data is a big term. It encompasses concepts about data types, dozens of different technologies to manage those data types and the eco-system around all those technologies. And everything in it moves fast!

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