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Saturday, January 22, 2005
Michael stonebraker, the legend in the database world, - The former computer science professor at University of California, Berkeley having created two well-known relational database systems, Ingres and Postgres. Ingres, the company Stonebraker founded, is now part of Computer Associates now says,” "Relational databases are one to two orders of magnitude too slow,big customers have already tried to use relational databases for streaming data and dismissed them. Those products are non-starters in this market.In a recent pilot program, StreamBase, is reading TCP/IP streams and using asynchronous messaging. Streaming data without storing it on disk as are doing other relational database software gives them a tremendous speed advantage. The company claims it can process 140,000 messages per second on a $1,500 PC, when its competitors can only deal with 900 messages per second. Streambase has 12 customers now testing its software, all of them financial services companies that need to analyze rapid-fire ticker feeds and other streaming data.
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