Relational Databases have so dominated the enterprise application space for the last 30 years that it is hard to imagine life without them. But at the dawn of the relational era, it was hard to imagine they would win and be so dominant. This presentation reviews what it was about relational that led to its rise, why the many heirs to the throne have not replaced it, and what will.
About Dave McComb
Dave McComb is the author of the bestseller, Software Wasteland, and the President and co-founder of Semantic Arts, a consulting firm that helps organizations uncover the meaning of the data from their information systems. For 20 years, Semantic Arts has helped firms of all sizes in this endeavor, including Procter & Gamble, Goldman Sachs, Schneider-Electric, Lexis Nexis, Dun & Bradstreet and Morgan Stanley. Prior to Semantic Arts, Dave co-founded Velocity Healthcare, where he developed and patented the first fully model driven architecture. Prior to that, he was part of the problem.