Formula for startup success: extract the lessons of the past and mix in present reality and macro-trends. That’s NewSQL in a nutshell.
NewSQL is growing in popularity because it preserves the value accumulated over the last 30 years of database development and deploys that capability on modern architectures and configurations.
But SQL is dead, right?
Not even close. When Facebook announced Presto a few months ago, I poked some fun at NoSQL. I was tweeted back, “Hive’s been doing SQL on Hadoop since, what, 2008?” (I was kinda snarky and deserved the tone in return.) But – absolutely!