Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Anatomy of a Data Management Project: Distribution Independence

My February Post @All Analytics.

The term "distributed" is thrown around a lot these days. Hype notwithstanding, just as with analytics and data science, distribution in data management is nothing new.In fact, SQL vendors (IBM, Sybase, Ingres, Oracle) -- frequently criticized today for non-scalability -- tackled distribution decades ago. The non-relational systems preceding SQL were not amenable to it, and SQL is the closest to the relational model the industry allows you to get.

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