There was this recent Quora question about why we need RDBMS: Why not just use text files? What can RDBMS do that a simple text file cannot? Or, why not use several different text files to represent different tables? Heh. Let's challenge that through a witty comparison (also given as an answer to the above … Continue reading Why do We Need RDBMS?
So you want to go with the flow and implement your next application on top of some NoSQL, NotJustSQL, NewSQL, AlmostSQL, SQL++, NextGenSQL, and what not, just to be sure not to miss out on some of the latest developments in the data business? Here's a little map to guide you through the jungle of … Continue reading A map of all those new NoSQL, NewSQL, post-SQL, structured, unstructured database options that came out over the past year