musings and one liners

The problems with ACID

Danial Abadi throws a lengthy post at the DB world: The problems with ACID, and how to fix them without going NoSQL, introducing an even longer paper that they’re going to present at this months VLDB2010 in Singapore: The Case for Determinism in Database Systems.

This is good stuff, basically argueing that the reason people are going NoSQL to scale is because traditional ACID compliant RDBMS can’t scale as well, so he’s now looking at ways to get around the scaleability problem implications of ACID.