November 19, 2008
Saturday June 7, 2008, was the 25th anniversary of DB2, and IBM was celebrating the anniversary at its recent Information on Demand (IOD) conference in Las Vegas in October. While at the IOD conference, I was surprised to discover new IBM projects using database techniques that were somewhat removed from traditional relational technology. I have noticed during recent product briefings that other vendors are also using alternatives to existing relational database technologies. This article explores why this trend is happening and discusses its likely impact on the future of relational systems.
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