igrigorik writes: Rumors of the demise of relational database systems are greatly exaggerated. The NoSQL movement is increasingly capturing the mindshare of the developers, all the while the academia have been talking about the move away from "RDBMS as one size fits all" for several years. However, while the new storage engines are exciting to see, it is also important to recognize that relational databases still have a bright future ahead — RDBMS systems are headed into main memory, which changes the playing field all together.
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