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Arnab Nandi is the featured blogger at the SIGMOD blog.

Visit wp.sigmod.org to read Arnab's blog on "Are Databases ready for Gestural Workloads?".

Are Databases ready for Gestural Workloads?

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In 2011, I was traveling on the Kolkata Metro when I made an interesting observation. Nearly every passenger around me was using a  computing device of some sort. Some were playing with their smartphones, some with their tablets, some listening to music on their iPod  Touches. Each was a consumer of structured data of some sort; interacting with their email, Facebook, or music catalog. Weeks later, while  on a flight, this pattern came up again — every seat in the plane was equipped with a touch-driven entertainment system, some used  while sifting through book pages on e-Readers. Clearly, the notion of a “computer” for the future generation looks very different from the  past!

 Visit  http://wp.sigmod.org/?p=978 to read more.

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