When I see article like this my hat goes off to the author. He talks about the potential downfalls of a billion dollar gorilla. This article goes way beyond the typical recall of event that happens to putting some thought into what might or could happen.
Think it cannot happen think again. For over a hundred years the Swiss dominated the watch building industry. They invented the Quartz watch movement. Decided it was a technology of no interest. Today the majority of the watches built use the quartz watch movement. Remember the slide rule or even the horse and buggy. In there use at their time in history they were dominant.
When I think about the Database industry and how relational databases changed it all. That was over 20 years ago. What new Database technology will overtake the state of the art today?
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