New Software Development for SQL – Splice SQL Engine

by Phuong H
In the article “Splice Machine Secures Funding to Develop the Splice SQL Engine,” the author talks about the new software development for SQL called the Spice SQL engine. A lot of businesses today turn to Big Data or NoSQL nowadays because of the overwhelmed data they have to handle with. However, the authors argue that it is a mistake to eliminate SQL. Turning to Big Data or NoSQL is also at a high cost because we have to train people how to use it and rewrite existing application/reports. With the new Splice SQL engine, it enable users to build a hyper-personalized web, mobile and social application with the knowledge they already have with SQL and SQL tools available on the marketplace.

I choose this article because we learning about SQL now and there are people said that we are moving forward to NoSQL for most businesses, I think it is till valuable for us to learn SQL because while people moving to NoSQL, they still need people with SQL to deal with their old RDBMS.


Splice machine secures funding to develop the splice SQL engine. (2012). Wireless News, Retrieved from

One thought on “New Software Development for SQL – Splice SQL Engine

  • November 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    When I was looking into NoSQL I found that it stood for “Not Only SQL.” That is that NoSQL systems were being implemented as a service alongside existing databases that use SQL. So I guess that the goal of this engine that they are trying to build is to create a system where SQL can be used for the type / amount of data that is being generated in today’s infrastructure. If that is the goal I think it would be really interesting to be able to easily access unstructured data such as pictures from Facebook quickly and easily with SQL. I hope that it works well for them and they build it in such a way so that it is easy to implement and use with existing technologies as well as when a company has to implement or move their existing data over to new database software / hardware.

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