re: IBM And Big Data Disruption: Insider's View
I was surprised by Picciano's dismissive take on MongoDB and Cassandra.
Oracle seems to be taking NoSQL more seriously, but then, they had Berkeley DB
IP to draw from when they developed the Oracle NoSQL database. I'd note that
MySQL has offered NoSQL data-access options for some time, but that hasn't
curbed the rapid growth of NoSQL databases including Cassandra, Couchbase,
Riak and others. DB2 may have NoSQL access, but cost, development speed
and, frankly, developer interest in using it for Web and mobile apps
just isn't the same as what we're seeing with new-ear options.
I was also surprised by the idea of running Hadoop on mainframe,
but then, Cray recently put Hadoop on one of its supercomputers. That's not
exactly cheap, commodity hardware.