“Isn’t it ironic that in 2016 a non-skilled user can find
a web page from Google’s untold petabytes of data in millisecond
time, but a highly trained SQL expert can’t do the same thing in
a relational database one billionth the size?.–Jim
I have interviewed Jim Starkey. A database
legend, Jim’s career as an entrepreneur, architect,
and innovator spans more than three decades of database history.
Q1. In your opinion, what are the most significant
advances in databases in the last few years?
Jim Starkey: I’d have to say the “atom
programming model” where a database is layered on a substrate of
peer-to-peer replicating distributed objects rather than disk
files. The atom programming model enables scalability,
redundancy, high availability, and distribution not available in
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