Re: No to SQL? Anti-database movement gains steam

From: Nuno Souto <>
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2009 01:15:43 +1000
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Sunil Kanderi wrote,on my timestamp of 3/07/2009 4:47 AM:

> aversion to understanding SQL. At this point these NoSQL alternatives do
> not seem to apply to the enterprises, but mostly to Web 2.0 based
> applications.

Bingo. IOW, a group of inexperienced and incompetent developers decides to "write a web 2.0 site" and shazam, now "ALL enterprises should do the same". I seem to recall that same argument with the shopping carts of 8 years ago.

> the broader Oracle community thinks about these alternatives especially
> with Cloud computing and databases on the cloud, fast catching on within
> the enterprises.

No they are not. That those who claim cloud whatever is the solution to global warming doesn't necessary make it true: it's just another marketing lie, sorry, campaign.

> At my work place, we are migrating all out
> hardware/database infrastructure to a hosted platform and I wouldn't be
> surprised if within the next three years all our applications being
> totally supported on a cloud platform.

There is a world of difference between a hosted platform which is basically an outsourced data centre, and cloud computing.

> Here is a good discussion on the article sited above.

My suggestion is: don't waste anytime with this nonsense. It's nothing but another pile of unsubstantiated and baseless boulderdash pushed by the same folks who gave us the dotcom burst and who haven't yet realised the time when the "next big thing" was terribly exciting is now utterly and completely GONE.

Nuno Souto
in sunny Sydney, Australia
Received on Fri Jul 03 2009 - 10:15:43 CDT

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