The decline of the DBMS era
Several folks have been pointing to this article which has some choice quotes along the lines of
If we examine the nontrivial-sized DBMS markets, it turns out that current relational DBMSs can be beaten by approximately a factor of 50 in most any market I can think of.
My employer is specifically mentioned:
Even in XML, where the current major vendors have spent a great deal of energy extending their engines, it is claimed that specialized engines, such as Mark Logic or Tamino, run circles around the major vendors
And it’s true, but don’t take my word for it. :-) The DBMS world has lots of inertia, but don’t let that blind you to seeing another way to solve problems. Particularly if that extra 50x matters. -m