Holy Missing the Point, Batman!

From this otherwise uninteresting article:

"Our clients say, 'My god, is [query] performance worth sacrificing all the other gains'" of traditional database systems. They include ... the enterprise's existing investment in trained database administrators...


Holding on to a technology because you've already trained people to use it is what I call "growing dinosaurs". It makes understandable short-term sense, but anyone using it as a serious long-term justification is in big, T-rex-size trouble.

And for the record, the other reasons to stick with existing database systems that are listed in the article are all short-term maturity problems, not serious fundamental flaws. I wonder how IBM and others will attempt to downplay column-oriented systems in a few years when all those wrinkles have been ironed out...