[erlang-questions] Twoorl: an open source Twitter clone

Damien Morton <>
Thu Jun 5 19:33:46 CEST 2008


On 6/6/2008 3:23 AM, Patrick Logan wrote:
> From: Damien Morton <>
>   
>> Well, the relational database is suitable for the quickly evolving
>> part of their business, and there will always be a quickly evolving
>> part of any business, so yes - inevitability is the perfect
>> description.
>>     
>
> Ironic since I hardly ever see the phrases "relational database" and
> "quickly evolving" used together except in an inverse
> relationship. 8^D
>   

That's true - relational databases have ossified. The original Date book 
on SQL databases, IIRC, seemed to cast them in the light of being a tool 
for executives to quickly and arbitrarily query the company's 
information repository. I cant quite remember what the orginal IBM SQL 
database was called, but Query-By-Example seemed to be an essential element.

Still, can you name a database that better at evolving than a relational 
database?



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