CHAPTER 12

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Databases of the Future

The human brain had a vast memory storage. It made us curious and very creative.... And that brain did something very special. It invented an idea called “the future.”

—David Suzuki

Every revolution has its counterrevolution—that is a sign the revolution is for real.

—C. Wright Mills

This book is the story of how a revolution in database technology saw the “one size fits all” traditional relational SQL database give way to a multitude of special-purpose database technologies. In the past 11 chapters, we have reviewed the major categories of next-database systems and have taken a deep dive into some of the internal ...

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