The surprisingly fertile world of database innovation

I came across a thought-provoking article, an interview with Michael Stonebraker. As the inventor of Ingres this is someone who knows a thing or two about databases, and I thought that some interesting points were raised. He essentially argues that advances in hardware have meant that specialist databases can out-perform the traditional ones in a … Continue reading “The surprisingly fertile world of database innovation”

The tortoise and the hare

Business intelligence applications typically deal with data that is already stored, often in a depressing number of places i.e. a number greater than 1. Much BI data is of its nature not real-time e.g. looking at monthly averages or trends. However at the other end of the spectrum there are some applications that are truly … Continue reading “The tortoise and the hare”