The relational model is dead, SQL is dead, and i don't feel so good myself

Paolo Atzeni, Christian S. Jensen, Giorgio Orsi, Sudha Ram, Letizia Tanca, Riccardo Torlone

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We report the opinions expressed by well-known database researchers on the future of the relational model and SQL during a panel at the International Workshop on Non-Conventional Data Access (NoCoDa 2012), held in Florence, Italy in October 2012 in conjunction with the 31st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. The panelists include: Paolo Atzeni (Universitá Roma Tre, Italy), Umeshwar Dayal (HP Labs, USA), Christian S. Jensen (Aarhus University, Denmark), and Sudha Ram (University of Arizona, USA). Quotations from movies are used as a playful though effective way to convey the dramatic changes that database technology and research are currently undergoing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-68
Number of pages5
JournalSIGMOD Record
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems

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