Big Data: Back To The Future

There is a big data narrative that new technology will sweep all that has come before it, eradicating older technology. The problem is, it might not do as great of a job as it’s supposed to. For an alternative view, I talked to Rohit De Souza and Jeff Veis of Actian Corporation about their concept of hybrid data which goes beyond big data, and at the same time, gives new life to some very established technology.

Alastair Dryburgh: Tell me, just to start off, a little bit about the history of Actian, where it started, how it started, why you started it, and where you’ve currently got to. Rohit De Souza: Actian was started quite some time ago by a private equity firm that bought Ingres. Ingres was one of the early relational database pioneers, in fact arguably the superior relational database technology that lost the marketing war to Oracle.

Author: Alastair Dryburgh


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