The Coming Database Revolution
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  Robin Bloor   Robin Bloor
Chief Analyst
The Bloor Group


Thursday, August 25, 2011
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Level:  Technical - Intermediate

For more than a decade, the evolution of database was governed largely by the incremental improvement in the major RDBMS products, and then suddenly in the past few years, a whole series of innovations started to arrive. This presentation will touch on the most significant, including these "Top 12":
  • The impact of SSD
  • Vector registers
  • The ARM processor
  • Column store databases and analytic databases
  • In memory architecture and database
  • NoSQL and the failure of SQL
  • Big data/machine data
  • Hadoop and friends
  • Data virtualization
  • Cloud database - database-as-a-service
  • Streaming and time series databases
  • A mathematics of data

Robin Bloor is a prominent analyst in the database and information management sectors. He authored a column in DMBS Magazine (in the US) for 4 years and also provided regular content for Computer Weekly in the UK. He has also regularly written individual articles for many magazines in the UK and Europe over a decade. He was the prime author for the web site which he designed and built and which subsequently became one of the primary UK IT related web sites . As one would expect of any analyst, he has authored numerous white papers, product reviews and IT research papers.

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