Archive for September, 2007

VLDB Keynote: Data Access Patterns in The Amazon.com Technology Platform

The opening keynote for this year’s VLDB was a great presentation by Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, describing their data management challenges. I particularly appreciated it because it echoed something I’ve been saying for a few years now: Web-scale companies have problems which cannot be managed with standard RDBMS, or with any common research systems, [...]

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