Tuesday, September 02, 2003

O'Reilly Network Weblogs: Whither (wither) the Relational Database

O'Reilly Network Weblogs: Whither (wither) the Relational Database "If you're reading this and thinking "all he's saying is that lucene is useful for indexing xml fragments," you're halfway there. And If you're an XML lunatic who then says "Hey! Wow! And the world, in its entirety, is entirely composed of XML (or possibly RDF) fragments," then you've gone way too far. What I know is that the world is mostly made up of semi-structured data and I know that database schemas often evolve at a ferocious rate because, when we impose more structure, we often get it wrong."

Perhaps we're in for yet another "The end of RDBMS" cycle -- seems to happen at least once a decade...
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