Database Virtualization and the Cloud: How Database Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Other Advances Will Reshape the Database Landscape

Date Added: Dec 2009
Format: PDF

In nature, small moves in tectonic plates cause pressure to build over time until it is released in sudden and violent earthquakes. The same principle applies to the world of computer technology. Technical advances often build upon each other, paving the way for large disruptive shifts in the technology landscape. For example, the combination of the Internet, browsers and AJAX/Flash enable online applications like Google Docs to threaten desktop applications.