The End of a DBMS Era (Might be Upon Us) | blog@CACM | Communications of the ACM
"Relational database management systems (DBMSs) have been remarkably successful in capturing the DBMS marketplace. To a first approximation they are “the only game in town,” and the major vendors (IBM, Oracle, and Microsoft) enjoy an overwhelming market share. They are selling “one size fits all”; i.e., a single relational engine appropriate for all DBMS needs. Moreover, the code line from all of the major vendors is quite elderly, in all cases dating from the 1980s. Hence, the major vendors sell software that is a quarter century old, and has been extended and morphed to meet today’s needs. In my opinion, these legacy systems are at the end of their useful life. They deserve to be sent to the “home for tired software.” Here’s why."A Comparison of Approaches to Large-Scale Data Analysis - MapReduce vs. DBMS Benchmarks
"The following information is meant to provide documentation on how others can recreate the benchmark trials used in our SIGMOD 2009 paper."
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