Re: [decentralization] Associative Data Model
- Seems to me that this is important work.
Presumably you guys are already on it.
Not sure what it does for Oracle though.
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> Seems to me that this is important work.This site and whitepaper were so thickly coated in hype that I needed a
knife to get through.
However, in the end it looks like a pretty neat product. This
"associative model" it talks about is very similar to RDF and RDF
storage mechanisms. There are no tables, just statements of
subject-predicate-object associations. So you can easily partition the
database over multiple machines.
With Tristero we're implementing an "associative database" on top of
Berkeley DB which imports and export RDF files and allows for various
sorts of searching.
The neat thing about the lazysoft database (called "sentences") is that
it has a fairly chatty interface language. Some people don't like chatty
languages, but there seems to be at least some affinity for them (i.e.
What I'd really like to see is some benchmarks of the sentences db vs. a
relational db, an associative db implemented on top of a relational db,
and an associative db implemented on top of a berkeley db (i.e.
- Whew... that is some serious hype.
For a more scientific treatment of similar principles, I can recommend
this work by Agrawal, Somani & Xu:
Instead of reinventing the wheel from scratch, they show how vertically
arranged data can be managed and conveniently queried with ordinary
> > Seems to me that this is important work.
> > http://www.lazysoft.com/associativemodel/default.htm
> This site and whitepaper were so thickly coated in hype that I needed a
> knife to get through.