ACID databases and scalability

Thinking about hopping the last train to NoSQL-ville?  Here’s an article that explores what it might take to get a RDBS to scale well on commodity hardware.  Interesting.  Especially where it says they hope to release a code base in several months.

DBMS Musings: The problems with ACID, and how to fix them without going NoSQL

Our objective in this post is to explain why ACID is hard to scale. At the same time, we argue that NoSQL/NoACID is the lazy way around these difficulties—it would be better if the particular problems that make ACID hard to scale could be overcome. This is obviously a hard problem, but we have a few new ideas about where to begin.

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