|Subject||Re: Special Relativity and the Problem of Database Scalability|
From the details page you link to, I get the impression that you will be making three points during the lecture:
 Under MVCC/snapshot isolation each connection has its own database state, as it can 'see' its own uncommited changes
 In a distributed database non-conflicting transactions can commit in a different order on each node; only when quiesced will the state become the same (i.e. the Kemme R(SI) paper)
 If we architect an rdbms for current workloads and hardware, it looks quite different from traditional approaches (i.e. the Stonebreaker "complete rewrite" paper)
Would that be a fair summary of your talk?