SingleStore: The Increasing Momentum of Multi-Model Database Systems
by Akmal Chaudhri, SingleStore (sponsor) , 14 February 2022
Despite predictions of the imminent demise of relational technology over the past few decades, relational technology is as strong today as it has ever been. Savvy relational vendors have added new capabilities, extending their products to meet new requirements. Enter the era of multi-model database systems that provide business and technical benefits. SingleStore is in the vanguard of multi-model, distributed relational database systems. We'll discuss some of its capabilities in this article.» more
We recently changed the way we treat the multi-model aspect of database management systems and introduced a new option in the popularity rankings. This article explains the ideas behind.» more
The Weight of Relational Databases: Time for Multi-Model?
by Luca Olivari (guest author), 29 August 2017
While computers and software have changed greatly in the past 47 years -- since the start of epic time -- there has been little innovation related to databases. Software requirements have changed dramatically over the past five decades; computing needs are vastly different.
In the 1970s, Intel introduced the first 4004 microprocessor that accessed only 640 bytes of memory. In the same period, the first relational database system was designed. RDBMS was invented from the paramount need to optimize storage and to utilize memory, efficiently. The world was an extremely different place. Almost everything in the computer hardware and software world has changed since then, except for relational databases. Are they still the best solution?» more