Speaker: Fabian Pascal
NoSQL/"BigData" and the Cloud are the latest hot technologies. The database industry operates like the fashion industry. Much more effort, time and resources is spent migrating from fad to fad and "integrating" them, than in productive endeavors.
Client/server, object databases, XML, they all promised to be "THE solution", yet we have regressed back to the time of proliferating very complex, proprietary products, even application file management, that preceded the DBMS.
The practical importance of foundation knowledge for technology assessment How to understand and distinguish between valuable and simply relabeled old ideas Fabian Pascal has more than 25 years as an independent analyst, writer and lecturer specializing in data fundamentals and the relational model. He was associated with Codd & Date, and has written three books and hundreds of articles. His clients include IBM, the Census Bureau, CIA, Apple, UCSF, Golden Gate University and the IRS. He is founder, editor and publisher of Database Debunkings (http://www.dbdebunk.com/).