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Re: foaf-search.net has been relaunched

From: Barry Norton <barrynorton@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2013 13:42:25 +0000
Message-ID: <CAMSTHC_Es8b+y5epvV2fyxWL1MX4gJMNgMqG5htHp_SkPOcwaA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>
Cc: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
This is true, but you'd seem to have a very flat schema where consistent
holds within, not between (apart from unique keys) records, and where
concurrency and transactionality is required at record level.

Anyway, just a thought.

Barry
On Dec 8, 2013 1:13 PM, "Michael Brunnbauer" <brunni@netestate.de> wrote:

>
> Hello Barry,
>
> On Sun, Dec 08, 2013 at 12:03:36PM +0000, Barry Norton wrote:
> > Actually, I'd go one step further and ask that, since you have a fixed
> > record-oriented schema and don't need to query a lot of joins as far as I
> > can see (only foaf:knows?)
>
> The foaf:knows relations are not stored in the RDB.
>
> >, do you need a relational DBMS even?
> > Couldn't you easily put the whole record into a NoSQL DBMS or, since you
> > concentrate on FTS, just index them in Lucene/Solr?
>
> Yes - that would be possible and is an option for the future. But we have
> much
> more experience with RDBs and the point where we run into scaling problems
> with the RDB is far away.
>
> One feature of a RDB that we currently do not use but that could be useful
> are
> transactions: Inconsistencies are improbable but possible as several
> separate
> components modify the database simutanously. Avoiding inconsistencies in
> a NoSQL DBMS is much harder as I recall.
>
> Regards,
>
> Michael Brunnbauer
>
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