[xquery-talk] Linkedin humor for the weekend (2)

daniela florescu dflorescu at me.com
Sat Jun 13 09:20:12 PDT 2015


If this field ever wants to reach a certain level of maturity, it has to start obeying some
grown-up rules, not running around like kinder-garden kids screaming at each other : 
“my grand’ma is smaller then your grand’ma..”

That how it all looks to me from the outside now (e.g. NoSQL X scales to the level of the … universe… 
and not a bit less..!  :-)

And building reliable benchmarks, is one of the grown-up rules of an industry — if nothing else, but to
 understand, in a very unclear/nascent market, what is the usage pattern for which each product has been created 
and optimized for. 

I agree with you, building benchmarks is very difficult, indeed.

That’s why you need a REAL third party.

That’s why all the vendors AND their customers have to cooperate, etc.

That’s why you need some good will and transparency.

I hope one day they’ll be mature enough to do that.

Have a great weekend,

> On Jun 13, 2015, at 2:27 AM, Michael Kay <mike at saxonica.com> wrote:
> All benchmarks are biased. They are less likely to be biased by business relationships than by skills imbalances. You can’t conduct an unbiased benchmark between two products unless you have the same skill and knowledge level in both, and that’s pretty difficult to achieve.
> Michael Kay
> Saxonica
>> On 12 Jun 2015, at 22:24, daniela florescu <dflorescu at me.com <mailto:dflorescu at me.com>> wrote:
>> And this is yet another public and very honest answer when I commented that a “third party” doing a benchmark
>> should not, in theory, have a business relationship with ANY of the vendors. Otherwise, not credible, so waste of time.
>> ==============================================
>> Daniela - the fact that we are partnered with MarkLogic and Couchbase (so that we can better serve our clients who use those platforms) has no bearing on our ability to conduct benchmarks with independence.
>> ==========
>> I guess it’s not clear to everyone what a “third party benchmark” usually means  in Computer Science :-))
>> Have a great weekend everyone,  best
>> Dana
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