The good old Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) has been around for quite some time now and is still, certainly in my opinion, the mainstay of the majority of production platforms/software applications.
Recently there seems to be a great deal of hype in the community regarding relatively young database technologies such as Cloud Services (SQL Azure, Amazon S3 etc.) and how virtualization is changing the way we view/work with database technology and much more.
We are clearly at a time of pushing forward, looking for ways to innovate and improve our use of database technology, in a big way.
“What do YOU think the future holds for database technology in general and what do you see as some of the potential obstacles we face in the coming years?”
I put the question to the clever chaps over at Stackoverflow.com and we got some absolutely fantastic discussions and comments. So much so in fact that I wanted to share them with you here.
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