Amazon's "Simple" Database

From: JOG <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 03:34:40 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <>

Just wondered if anyone had seen this:

While in principle a globally accessible database sounds like a great idea, closer reading yields...

"Unlike MySQL, Oracle, DB2 or SQL Server, SimpleDB is not a relational database server. It is based on the concept of items and attributes. Two things distinguish it from most relational database managers: 1. Attributes can have more than one value. 2. Each item can have different attributes."

Er... Is anyone hearing the letters EAV being raised above google headquarters in big flashing lights? Received on Tue Dec 18 2007 - 12:34:40 CET

Original text of this message