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NewsWhy Build a New SQL Database? Pin
Terrence Dorsey12-Nov-12 10:46
staffTerrence Dorsey12-Nov-12 10:46 
When I’m at conferences or meetups and people discover I work for a company building a new database, there are usually a few puzzled looks. Explaining the technology behind Akiban to people is easy but the usual reason for the puzzlement is that many people wonder why on earth a company would want to develop a new database from scratch when so many alternatives already exist. There are good reasons, but I’ve struggled with articulating them especially when someone wants a 90 second explanation at a conference. In the interest of having an answer that I can easily refer people to, here’s what I think we’re trying to do. These are the problems that Akiban is aiming to solve.
The pendulum swings: from SQL to NoSQL to MoreSQL...

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