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Acmqueue – Disambiguating Databases

July 6, 2016

Excellent Paper, available as a download below.database-logo-small


Ode to Georg Cantor

December 20, 2013


Delving into Exam 70-461, the following quote from Georg Cantor is lain out at the very beginning to show the genesis of set theory and by extension SQL. Georg Cantor was the creator of mathematical set theory and defined a set as follows:

By a set we mean any collection M into a whole of definite, distinct objects m (which are called the elements of M) of our perception or of our thought.

There are more details on Cantor in this excellent documentary by Marcus De Sautoy:

The Age of Big Data

June 3, 2013

Samuel Pepys–The Worlds first DBA?

February 24, 2012

Why Twitter moved to NoSQL

January 16, 2011

Interesting presentation from Kevin Weil discussing the different NoSQL-style datastores in use at Twitter, including Hadoop (with Pig for analysis), HBase, Cassandra, and FlockDB.

Free eBook: Database Fundamentals

November 30, 2010

Available to download from here


NoSQL movement

May 23, 2010

Slightly worrying…