musings and one liners

The End of an Architectural Era

Chen Shapira takes a look at Mike Stonebraker’s 2007 paper The End of an Architectural Era about HStore, his modern implementation of an OLTP database system. Her article It’s the End of the World As We Know It (NoSQL Edition) is a good write-up and analysis for those (such as me) who don’t have time to read and digest the full paper. I would only disagree on one point – HStore is still very much a SQL database, and doesn’t fall into the NoSQL category.

Curiously enough she doesn’t mention VoltDB, the commercial implementation of HStore Stonebraker is now bringing to the markets. I therefore didn’t notice that her post was related to what I was writing about VoltDB last week when I flagged it for later reading.