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February 25, 2013


Dale Vile

This is great insight into the pace of development in this space, but let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater.

I am very uneasy with the line "it's starting to be seen as the potential strategic successor to the familiar relational database world", as I really don't think it is a zero sum game.

Neither do most IT professionals we speak with as we outline in this short 5 minute video walkthrough of some recent research results:


I really think we need to keep some perspective on this.


Dale Vile
Freeform Dynamics

Chuck Hollis

Hi Dale

You make great points. I was thinking of crafting a response, but it got long, and essentially ended up being this recent post.



-- Chuck

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    Chief Strategist, VMware Storage and Availability Business Unit

    Chuck works for VMware, and is deeply embroiled in all things software-defined storage these days.

    Previously, he was with EMC for 18 years, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Holliston, MA with his wife, three kids and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.
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