company database architect that doesn't like rdbms?

  • From: Dba DBA <oracledbaquestions@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ORACLE-L <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 20:07:37 -0400

" When you think data, you chuckle at terabytes, relish petabytes, and dream
beyond exabytes. You think RDBMS may be the problem, rather than always
looking to it as the solution."

I have seen that rdbms is not the perfect solution for everything. For
example, google has their own database. Verisign has a database they wrote
in C that does billions of executions/day. I read that facebook is using
some kind of graphing database.

However, when I work with internet developers (it is almost always java guys
who do this), they tend to run their mouths, but have never worked on
anything at all and deliver garbage. The java guys at Fannie Mae tried to
ignore the database for their mortgage backed security application. They
spent $600 million (this number came from their executives) and they ended
up throwing it all away.

Anyone have experience with people who actually know anything when they talk
about this type of thing? here is a short note, I found about a database
product that my space uses.

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