|Cassius Rosenthal on 6 Sep 2007 13:58:44 -0000|
Toby DiPasquale wrote:
On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 08:10:36PM -0400, Cassius Rosenthal wrote:
Of course I understand your Socratic suggestion -- Google *probably* has better performance for that particular application (search engine) -- But you are suggesting that RDBMSs are inappropriate for semi-structured data. I think that is a bit of a stretch, and I think that widespread usage of MySQL (to pick one) attest to their usefulness for exactly that purpose.
Overall, I still nurture my original hesitations: talking about databases in terms of 'statelessness' is nonsensical; and predicting that map/reduce data storage will reduce RDBMS to a niche outside of web applications is overly ambitious at this stage.
My motivation here is professional courtesy: a little less than two years ago, I was told by *someone* (^_^) at PhillyOnRails that _continuations_ were the future of next-generation Rails apps. Oh, the time I've wasted . . .
I look forward to your slides, and to CouchDB. The interesting stuff always happens in alpha.
Thanks! -Casey _______________________________________________ To unsubscribe or change your settings, visit: http://lists.phillyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/talk