[xquery-talk] Aggressivity and the Database Bubble WASRe: Linkedin humor for the weekend (2)

Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 13:01:44 PDT 2015

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 1:48 PM, daniela florescu <dflorescu at me.com> wrote:

> Yes, Pavel, I know that. And you know that. And a bunch of real database
> people know that. There are plenty of us.
> However, our voice gets lost ( and as Ihe said, we are more likely for us
> to be treated as crazy nuts then anything else….)
> in face of the hundreds of millions of dollars that are being poured into
> marketing of those products.
> One of my favorite is CouchDb marketing slogan: "N1QL is the FIRST TIME
> in history when people can query the STRUCTURE
> of the data.”
> And yeah, MarkLogic’s CEO’s statement that MarkLogic invented a solution
> for solving heterogeneous data problem is another favorite of
> mine too.
> How does THAT look for you, after the past 25 years of semi-structured
> databases ?
> I cannot do anything else then being stunned by how gullible and
> uneducated people are….
> And wait for the bubble to pass…
> I was drawn to this article because I've been approached twice by
recruiters from the company that it is about.


*Since it is quite long I have excerpted the relevant bit below.*

*"To which for several years I had to say “it’s all bullshit, it’s all
bullshit, it’s a barter transaction and they’re double counting, and it’s
all bullshit.”*
*It turns out being a naysayer isn’t fun work:  for three years you sound
like a whining, doubting-Thomas constantly on the back foot, constantly
playing defense and then one day
<http://www.forbes.com/global/2000/0306/0305024a.html> you’re proven right
But there’s no joy in it.  And the naysaying doesn’t help sell newspapers
so you don’t get much press coverage.  And, in the end, all people remember
is that “MicroStrategy was pretty cool back in the day” and “Dave’s a
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