January 2006 Blog Posts

  • The Birth of JOIN: Chapter 3 (Final)

    War & Victory Various Academic Institutions… “Wow!”“What Chris?”“There is a guy in California who has invented a multipurpose n-dimensional data model.”“Really!  Hashtables are hard enough to work with and they only have 2 dimensions.“He has a way to manipulate them using set theory and enforce rules based on Boolean and predicate logic.  “A building full of mainframes couldn’t handle that!”“Don’t worry about it. Moore’s law will hold.” Somewhere in Corporate America… “We already have a data bank system!”“But there appears to be a better and more correct way to do it”“All the engineers are saying that it will be magnitudes slower.”“What price correctness?”“Pardon?”“The current...