April 3, 2010

Akiban highlights

Akiban responded quickly to my complaints about its communication style, and I chatted for a couple of hours with senior Akiban techies Ori Herrnstadt, Peter Beaman and Jack Orenstein. It’s still early days for Akiban product development, so some details haven’t been determined yet, and others I just haven’t yet pinned down. Still, I know a lot more than I did a day ago. Highlights of my talk with Akiban included:

* A lot of Boston-area DBMS developers have significant non-relational experience. E.g., Jack Orenstein was an Object Design founder, and Peter Beaman used to work for Intersystems, both object-oriented DBMS vendors.

Akiban technical highlights include:


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