[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [ontolog-forum] master data vs. ontologies

To: ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:45:46 -0500
Message-id: <54E3622A.6090200@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2/17/15 9:20 AM, David Eddy wrote:
Tom -

On Feb 16, 2015, at 10:33 PM, Thomas Johnston <tmj44p@xxxxxxx> wrote:

The instances are represented by the rows in relational tables.

I'm uncomfortable with the repeated focus on relational databases.

What about non-relational structures?

What about those single table, 2000 column RDBMS applications?

It's a messy world. 

Does any such thing as a non-relational database management system actually exist, bearing in mind data is represented using relations?

Circa., 2015, can we seriously allow SQL-RDBMS marketing-driven dogma turn the very notion of relations and database management on its head?

Relations represented as sets of Records in a Table isn't the only way to represent relations (that's SQL RDBMS dogma). You can also have them represented as Relational Predicate/Property Graphs (sets grouped by sentence predicate).


[1] http://kidehen.blogspot.com/2015/01/loosely-coupling-database-document.html -- Loosely Coupling Database Management Systems & Database Documents

[2] http://kidehen.blogspot.com/2014/12/deceptively-simple-conceptual-data.html -- Deceptively Simple Conceptual Data Virtualization

[3] http://kidehen.blogspot.com/2014/08/linked-local-data-lld-and-linked-open.html -- Linked Local Data vs Linked Open Data

[4] http://kidehen.blogspot.com/2015/01/from-open-database-connectivity-to.html -- From Open Database Connectivity to Open Data Connectivity .


Kingsley Idehen	      
Founder & CEO 
OpenLink Software     
Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Personal Weblog 1: http://kidehen.blogspot.com
Personal Weblog 2: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
Twitter Profile: https://twitter.com/kidehen
Google+ Profile: https://plus.google.com/+KingsleyIdehen/about
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kidehen
Personal WebID: http://kingsley.idehen.net/dataspace/person/kidehen#this

Attachment: smime.p7s
Description: S/MIME Cryptographic Signature

Message Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/  
Config Subscr: http://ontolog.cim3.net/mailman/listinfo/ontolog-forum/  
Unsubscribe: mailto:ontolog-forum-leave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Shared Files: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/
Community Wiki: http://ontolog.cim3.net/wiki/ 
To join: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nid1J    (01)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>