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Gartner group predicts "death of the database"

In this article we see a dire warning by prestigious analysts of the Gartner group: 
"The premise of Gartner's argument is that as improvements in networking technologies eventually lead to real-time connectivity to any data, that that data is best kept closest to its natural source rather than at the intersection of a row and tuple of a database that, as it turns out, is actually little more than a remote cache."
Must data always be stored -- or cached -- in a database?
If not, it's time for DBAs and BI vendors to to reinvent themselves.
They also have warning for DBA staff:
"Database administrators (DBA) as we know them today could be an endangered species as well.  "I don't need a DBA to manage the data on a can of soup" said one of the analysts (I can't remember which one)."


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