by Angela Guess
A new article reports, “Pioneering database expert and entrepreneur Dr. Michael Stonebraker will give one of the opening Keynote presentations at the NoSQL Now! Conference taking place on August 23-25 in San Jose, California. His topic is ‘NewSQL vs NoSQL for New OLTP.’ According to Stonebraker, ‘Historically, enterprises used traditional RDBMs for on-line transaction processing (OLTP) applications. We affectionately call these systems OldSQL…(but) in a considerable number of modern applications (multiplayer games, risk analysis in electronic trading, gambling, social networks, etc.) OldSQL is cracking under the volume of interactions.’”
Stonebraker continues, “This talk contrasts two alternatives to OldSQL in this area: (1) NoSQL, where both SQL and ACID transactions are jettisoned for better performance. (2) NewSQL, where SQL and ACID are retained, and better performance is delivered through innovative architectures.” Tony Shaw, founder of Dataversity and conference co-chair of NoSQL Now! added, “Mike is already generating curiosity and controversy via his recent blogs on the topic of NewSQL, so it will be fun to see the reaction when he speaks to the topic in front of a crowd of NoSQL enthusiasts and they have an opportunity to challenge him directly… But Mike Stonebraker has long been renowned for his expertise and groundbreaking work, so I have little concern that his case will hold up under scrutiny. Even though this is primarily a NoSQL conference, it will be good to get a balance of inputs on the full range of technology solutions available today.”
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