The State of Open Source Databases: OpenSQL Camp Keynote

Posted in: MySQL, Technical Track

Brian Aker delivers the keynote speech at OpenSQL Camp: State of the Open Source Databases. The presentation begins with a disclaimer:
“There is no way I’m going to tell you exactly where the future of databases go. We have way too many egos in the room to ever even begin a discussion…”
and ends with Aker saying,
“What the hell does that mean?”

View the video online at
or download the 42.6 MB Flash video file (.flv) directly at

My summary: open source databases are already ubiquitous, we need to make them better/faster/consume fewer resources.

Brian’s summary: What part of my keynote surprised people? How ubiquitous bot nets are, and how they act as a big decentralized data store.

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The Developer Day » Blog Archive » What is the future of relational databases?
November 18, 2008 10:01 am

[…] have found a great recorded video keynote from the OpenSQL camp conference featuring Brian Aker. He asks some interesting questions about the state of databases. […]


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