Stealth-mode 28msec wants to build a Tower of Babel for databases by Derrick Harris.
From the post:
28msec is not your average database startup but, then again, neither is its mission. The company — still in stealth mode (until our Structure Launchpad event on June 20) after about seven years of existence — has created a data-processing platform that it says can take and analyze data from any source, and then deliver the results in real time.
The company took so long to officially launch, CEO Eric Kish told me, because it took such a long time to build. The 28msec history goes like this: The early investors are database industry veterans (one was employee No. 6 at Oracle) who, at some point in 2006, envisioned an explosion in data formats and databases. Their solution was to create a platform able to extract data from any of these sources, transform it into a standard format, and then let users analyze it using a single query language that looks a lot like the SQL they already know. 28msec is based on the open source JSONiq and Zorba query languages and will be available as a cloud service.
Alex Popescu points to his: Main difference between Hadapt and Microsoft Polybase, HAWQ, SQL-H to underline the point that we all know ETL works, the question is what is required to optimize it.
I first saw this at Alex Popescu’s 28msec – query data from any source in real time.
PS: Should I send a note along to the NSA or just assume they are listening? 😉