RDMS entering it’s final days?
I’ve worked in technology for fifteen years, largely in the finance sector and over the years it became more and more apparent that traditional RDMS style databases were the biggest obstacle we had to providing scalable, performant and reliable applications at speed.
As someone who has been responsible for designing and implementing several trading applications during my career, I have taken the effort to relegate the DB to a mere backup component, an absolute necessity for the speed required in trading environments and where realtime data analysis is key however, even using them just for that requires a lot of effort and design when you need to ensure zero data loss.
Over the last year I’ve been fortunate enough to gain considerable exposure to cloud based IAAS including various NoSQL offerings and the difference in speed with which I have been able to turn ideas into working applications has been incredible.
Today I came across Orchestrate, a new startup aiming to take things a step further and literally abstract data management behind an API, leaving developers and designers to focus on what makes their application valuable and cut out wasted time spent building out what should effectively be a utility to the application we’re actually looking to build.
I’ll be following this with interest.