Relational database pioneer says technology is obsolete

Thursday Sep 6th 2007 by Staff

Michael Stonebraker blogs not to praise RDBMSes but to bury them.

[From Computerworld]

September 06, 2007 (Computerworld) -- As a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, in the early 1970s, Michael Stonebraker co-created the Ingres and Postgres technology that underlies many leading relational databases today: Microsoft Corp.'s SQL Server, Sybase Inc.'s Adaptive Server Enterprise, Ingres Corp.'s eponymous product, IBM's Informix, and others.

But Stonebraker now argues that relational databases, also known as RDBMSes, are "long in the tooth" and "should be considered legacy technology."

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