Database rock star Michael Stonebraker says “main memory database systems are going to completely take over… among the elephants there’s going to be a duke it out between Oracle and SAP”
This is a handy and cynical guide to seven different definitions of Big Data. The one thing that everybody does agree on? It’s a big deal.
Perhaps surprisingly, baking companies and computers have a long history of working together. The very first business application ever was “bakery valuations” in 1951, and now pioneers like Turkish baker UNO are taking things to the next level with in-memory technology.
I presented at my first conference of the year last week, the Heliview Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing 2012 conference in ‘s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
Digital photography transformed an industry by eliminating obsolete layers. In-memory analytics will do the same.
The last decade of traditional business intelligence / data warehousing best-practice infrastructures is rapidly becoming obsolete, as new technologies come together to provide a once-in-a-decade tipping point.