While I was reading SSWUG magazine I got to know about this word. Then I did more into that and found it is a technology solution for web scale to petabyte large data. So it is interesting to read more about it. Use this link for more information.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Old-style database systems solve old-style problems; we need new-style databases to solve new-style problems. While the need for conventional database management systems isn't going away, many of today’s problems require a configurable database system. Even without a crystal ball, it seems clear that tomorrow’s systems will also require a significant degree of reconfigurability. As programmers and engineers, we learn to select the right tool to do a job; selecting a database is no exception. We need to operate in a mode where we recognize that there are options in data management, and we should select the right tool to get the job done as efficiently, robustly, and simply as possible.
Above is the excerpt from the article published in ACM. It is an interesting one and take sometime to look at it.