Unified Information Access Infrastructure Component Offers Connectivity with Big Data Insights

January 1, 2013

Visualization of ideas in the form of infographics parlay a level of knowledge, so to speak. However, they usually only features curated content. We found the graphic in Database Landscape Map to be most fascinating as it aims to cover many bases of the current landscape of database technologies. Published by The 451 Group, the original version (not shown in the referenced article) was published for their “NoSQL, NewSQL and Beyond” report.

According to the article, the recently updated version is not quite as useful as the original since it lacks several players in the database space:

I’ll be honest – I’m not convinced that this is as practically useful as the original, although I believe it is more accurate and it was an exhausting interesting exercise to put it together. If anyone spots any glaring omissions or errors please keep them to yourself let us know. Additionally, the image is also available on posters, mugs, t-shirts and mouse pads, for a small fee.

The relational and the non-relational zones are the only two clear delineations that this graphic makes. We would find this much more useful if the authors included key players in all spheres of enterprise information. This would broaden the base to include vital technologies like unified information access infrastructure components.

Megan Feil, January 1, 2013

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