The Researcher's Guide to the Data Deluge: Querying a Scientific Database in Just a Few Seconds
There is a clear need for interactive exploration of extremely large databases, especially in the area of scientific data management where ingestion of multiple TeraBytes on a daily basis is foreseen. Unfortunately, current data management technology is not well-suited for such overwhelming demands. In light of these challenges, users should rethink some of the strict requirements database systems adopted in the past. The authors envision that next generation database systems should interpret queries by their intent, rather than as a contract carved in stone for complete and correct answers.