Micheal StoneBraker et al discuss No-SQL, MapReduce, And Traditional DBMS
In a series of Web Articles Michael Stonebraker has been discussing NoSQL (MapReduce
and similar technologies).
Though, his points may seem simple dissin these technologies, but also they do talk about
what is good about NoSQL, what is currently lacking, where they are best used, and
overall technical “potholes” to be aware of.
I first became of Michael when Informix bought Illustra. And, they were talking about
data blades. Reading about Illustra was my first initiation into Object DBs and how best
to incorporate other data sources into Traditional DB Systems.
A very tiny introduction to Michael StoneBraker’s contribution to Academia and
Information Technology is accessible via Wikipedia (
Here are some of his noted web postings:
1) Map Reduce & Parallel DBMS – Friends or Foes
2) The NoSQL Discussion has nothing to do with SQL