Robert X. Cringely is a columnist for PBS – you know, the worldwide authority on hot information technology issues. You might recognize some of their other experts like Norm Abrams and Big Bird. Cringely’s just like them, only with less name recognition.
In his latest blog, Cringely explains how cloud computing is going to make databases disappear altogether. Cloud services are going to be so fast that traditional things like SQL Server and Oracle won’t matter anymore.
It’s a really interesting opinion, but you know how it is – there’s two sides to every story. I’d like to see a larger panel of opinions. Maybe he could get Rick Steves and Ray Suarez to do a roundtable panel. Maybe toss in some folks from Masterpiece Theater.
(Note to self: it’s my own fault for reading Cringely’s column in the first place. He’s like the Enquirer of IT.)