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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

When Everything is Persistent...

Another recurring thought on databases as a coordination mechanism...

On messages, files, and persistence: when everything in your runtime is transparently persistent, and you've stripped away all the mechanisms that have only to do with making a transaction ACID, what you are left with is merely a coordination mechanism.

In this future there will still be a use for a tuple space, a versioned document tree, and a dimensional model.

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