Author Archives for Robin Schumacher


Dear CXO – When Will What Happened to Delta Happen to You?

By Robin Schumacher - August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

I tend to always fly Delta. I landed pretty late and got in under the wire just before Delta suffered a power outage that brought its global business to a halt. The downtime that originated in their Atlanta location affected every site in which Delta does business around the world. Such an event puts a very real and sobering face on the term “single point of failure”.


A Quick Primer on Graph Databases for RDBMS Professionals

By Robin Schumacher - July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Like me, I’m sure you’ve come to the world of NoSQL from relational database management systems (RDBMS) such as Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, etc. And like what happened to me a couple of years ago, maybe you’ve just recently seen that a type of NoSQL database – graph – has been increasing in popularity and getting lots of attention lately. So, why is graph gaining ground right now?

Does Oracle Really Understand NoSQL?

By Robin Schumacher - December 4, 2015 | 3 Comments

A recent article in eWEEK showcased the NoSQL views of Oracle’s executive vice president for Database Server Technologies, Andy Mendelsohn. As someone who has worked with RDBMS’s (especially Oracle) for a very long time and is now deeply involved with NoSQL, I wanted to provide some perspective and respectful corrections on a few of the comments Mr.