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Binding compute to storage considered harmful

Theo Vassilakis | Aug. 25, 2015
The unbundling of the database is here.

As we've discussed in other posts, SQL is an old language (though still evolving) and is embedded in all enterprises, modern or traditional. What's often not understood about it is that it does not need to be tied to a container.  Most people are used to speaking SQL to their database, but they can really speak SQL to their data. That has the advantage of separating the business logic and analysis from the underlying implementation, and allowing next generation systems to step in to improve the separation between business operation and the increasingly complex underlying execution layers. The approach of embedding general purpose languages in data systems has been evolving for years and includes attempts like putting .Net in Microsoft SQL Server, embedding Javascript in MongoDB, and many others.

 

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