Re: Amazon's "Simple" Database

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 07:53:41 -0400
Message-ID: <4767b4c7$0$5288$>

JOG wrote:

> 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. Received on Tue Dec 18 2007 - 12:53:41 CET

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