On May 29, 2013, at 9:22 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
I can accept relational tables and relational property/predicate graphs (or network) as relation modalities associated with DBMS products associated specific declarative query languages etc.. :-)
I'm explicitly defending the honor, value & significance of non RDBMS data stores.
Your state reads to me that you only deal with RDBMS data structures. Do I mis-read this?
Frankly I don't know what precisely defines an RDBMS... the fact that storage is rows & columns & held together with various key flavors, or that SQL is the access language.
I'm quite sure IMS's DL/1 is not SQL.
I'm certain that if someone stepped up & demonstrated a piece of magic that swept RDBMS data out to triples (without negatively impacting the production window), folks would be mightily impressed... and the next thing they'd ask: what about my other production DBMS stores? They're part of my production footprint too.
Remember non-RDBMS data stores have a 30 year head-start on RDBMS in the Fortune 1000.
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