Re: hamsterdb Transactional Storage (thanks to all of you)
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 18:02:54 +1000
>> com..._at_hotmail.com wrote: >>> On the other hand Gray never understood the relational model. >> That's interesting. Can you point me to some evidence of that?
> I might have come to this conclusion because of "A Call to Arms".
In "A Call to Arms", he seems to be mostly describing the evolving global data scenario, not necessarily approving it. The only thing I found surprising was his cheerfulness about the whole mess, and the only thing he approved of that I thought was a really bad idea was running user code inside the database, where it can hide inside a query that's now impossible to optimize. But I guess that was his employer's idea, not his...
If we had an interface with proper nested relation (rel-valued attrs) support, a lot of the push to drive code into the DBMS would vanish, and that'd be wonderful. But for that, a new query language has to emerge. This group ought to be a good place to discuss it, but...
-- Clifford Heath, Data Constellation, http://dataconstellation.com Agile Information Management and DesignReceived on Wed Sep 30 2009 - 10:02:54 CEST