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- Subject: Jim Gray article on Next Generation Databases
- From: Jonathan Robie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 17:40:02 -0400
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I thought this was a very seminal article:
> People and organizations are being buried under an unrelenting
> onslaught of information. As a consequence, everything you thought was
> true about database architectures is being re-thought.
> Most importantly, algorithms and data are being unified by integrating
> familiar, portable programming languages into database systems, such
> that all those design rules you were taught about separating code from
> data simply won’t apply any longer. Instead, you’ll work with
> extensible object-relational database systems where nonprocedural
> relational operators can be used to manipulate object sets. Coupled
> with that, database systems are well on their way to becoming Web
> services—and this will have huge implications in terms of how we
> structure applications. Within this new mind-set, DBMSs become object
> containers, with queues being the first objects that need to be added.
> It’s on the basis of these queues that future transaction processing
> and workflow applications will be built.
> In response, databases are evolving from SQL engines to data
> integrators and mediators that offer transactional and nonprocedural
> access to data in many different forms. This means database systems
> are effectively becoming database operating systems, into which
> various subsystems and applications can be readily plugged.
Seems like an interesting starting point for thinking about the
relationship between XQuery and SOA, and their relationship to other