By Vasudev Ram
Akiban is a new type of database, with what may be some interesting features.
Seen via the Planet Python Twitter account, specifically, via this tweet:
It's the author of SQLAlchemy, Michael Bayer, talking about starting to provide SQLAlchemy support for Akiban.
The Akiban team seems accomplished. Akiban, the company, is based in Boston.
P.S. I was interested to see that one of the Akiban team members, Jack Orenstein, was a founder/architect at Archivas, which was later acquired by Hitachi Data Systems. I had read about Archivas some years ago; they created a kind of archival system for large amounts of data, with fast retrieval times. They used Python as one of their development tools. Archivas was also based in Boston.
P.P.S. Jack Orenstein of Akiban (and Archivas), referred to above, made a comment on this post. Check it out below. Pretty interesting info ...
Incidentally, I learnt from his comment that Jack is also the creator of Osh, the Object Shell, which was one of the tools I blogged about in my first post on some ways of doing UNIX-style pipes in Python. And seeing those tools is what inspired me to later create pipe_controller. Talk about serendipity ... :-)
- Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises