Some bass-ackwards logic in here… (“Leo” is HP CEO Leo Apotheker)
“But back to Leo: he also made an extremely aggressive anti-Oracle statement, which any modern web developer would absolutely recognise:
‘traditional relational databases are becoming less and less relevant to the future stack.’
“The call to NoSQL is a wakeup call because unlike IBM, Oracle and Microsoft, HP doesn’t have a relational database franchise to protect.”
Huh? Let me get this straight. A company that does not compete effectively in the relational DBMS market dismisses such products… and that that’s some kind of wake-up call? And it’s a wake-up call because (?) that company has no stake in that market and every incentive to discourage further spending in that market?
To be clear, it would be a wake-up call if Oracle said that relational DBMS’s had no future. When HP says it, its barely distinguishable from marketing claptrap.