Monday, March 7, 2016
Google BigQuery is a Big Deal : A Brief History of Database Evolution
As a person so close to, active in, and passionate about the technology industry, I love sharing my knowledge with non-technical crowds from time to time. It is rewarding and refreshing to simplify some difficult concepts, take a look back at history and gain new perspective. I recently found myself educating the less-technical side of our team at about the incredible power of analytical databases like Google BigQuery. What I realized is that folks can better appreciate BigQuery’s capabilities by first understanding how databases have evolved over time. The following is a short evolutionary history of databases and a summary of why BigQuery really is a big deal!