Re: Amazon's "Simple" Database
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 07:53:41 -0400
> 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?
Why google headquarters? I thought we were talking about Amazon's SimpleDB not Google's BigTable. http://labs.google.com/papers/bigtable.html Received on Tue Dec 18 2007 - 12:53:41 CET