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Posts from Date:   2012-11

What Is True In-Memory?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  November 26, 2012

Database benchmarks early this millennium were secretly prophetic. Everybody who could read beyond a first paragraph of any benchmark’s write-up was chuckling :  “They ran it in memory,” as if database vendors were cheating. And maybe, they were.  All of them. So when everybody is cheating – it is not cheating, it is a game […]

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Think Graph

by Svetlana Sicular  |  November 8, 2012

A graph states that something is related to something else: people to people, molecules to molecules, habits to habits. Graph traversals are about paths: of ideas, time or viruses. Russian for “graph” is “граф,” which also means “earl.” In my adolescence, I thought that graph theory is about nobility, and despite my math education, a […]

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