Comments on: Interview with Mike Stonebraker. Trends and Information on Big Data, New Data Management Technologies, Data Science and Innovation. Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:47:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Marten R. Mon, 07 May 2012 19:59:20 +0000 Regarding question 13 (How “green” is VoltDB?) it would be interesting to have benchmarking results, including performance and power consumption, of VoltDB and traditional RDBMSs on the same hardware. The ratio of power consumption and performance, resulting in a value like “watt per performance-point”, could answer the question of how “green” VoltDB is more accurately. The academic question is: If VoltDB is 50 times faster then a traditional RDBMS, is it also 50 times more efficient when comparing the “Watt per performance-point”-values?

Great interview with a lot of interesting insights!

By: Evgeniy Grigoriev Sun, 06 May 2012 11:53:34 +0000 My question is not about NewSQL directly and not about details of thesis “one size does not fit all”. I understand that special tasks need special decisions but I would ask about “universal” DBMSs which are still used by huge number of developers (I think that these DBMSs cab be described better with word “usual” but not “universal”). Mike Stonebraker is known for me as author of “Third-Generation Database System Manifesto” where a list of requirements is given which DBMSs must satisfy to and I hope Mike could answer my question (if he saw it)

Was a spirit of the “Manifesto” implemented in the “usual” DBMSs fully and properly? This question is not about language extensions and new technologies. They exist but they look like a pieces of a puzzle which is not piled yet. As a result many of new possibilities are not popular (e.g. “object” extensions of SQL3) and developers prefer to use all the new versions of “usual” DBMSs in old way. So, from point of view of these developers current “usual” DBMS can be hardly named as third-generation ones. Is possible to say that the “Manifesto” is still actual?

By: Stefan Edlich Wed, 02 May 2012 21:59:38 +0000 Great interview!
And its really nice to see that also Stonebraker is arguing for a polyglot persistence world.

Please continue with this series. (Perhaps SAP Hana next? 😉
Stefan Edlich