Re: Amazon's "Simple" Database
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 14:03:57 GMT
"JOG" <jog_at_cs.nott.ac.uk> wrote in message
> On Dec 18, 11:53 am, Bob Badour <bbad..._at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote:
> > JOG wrote:
> > > Just wondered if anyone had seen this:
> > >http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/2007/12/17/amazon_simpledb/
> > > 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
> Now there's a freudian slip on my part if ever I saw one...
I read the comments at the end. At least two commentators said "smells like xxx" (where xxx is something rde you might do to your nose). I don't want to mention the actual name for fear of conjuring up an evil spirit. Received on Tue Dec 18 2007 - 15:03:57 CET