Does anyone see the irony in Oracle’s Big Data Appliance (asked a friend of mine…)
Indulge me in a little fun on this one.
Did you hear the one about the world largest database company partnering with… umm…. an open source… uhh… database company… to serve as a software layer on their…. hardware? Oh, never mind — who would believe a tale like that? But in the world of big data, anything is possible. Last year we saw Oracle do a sudden about face on NoSQL in general, and now they are partnering to try and quickly fill the gaps in their offering. I think there are two broad takeaways here:
- Big data solutions are going mainstream fast.
- These ain’t your father’s data problems.
2012 is going to be such an exciting year in the big data space. In fact, I think I just figured out what happened to the Mayan calendar… they hit a big data problem and their calendar app crashed! We’ll rewrite it on Cassandra.