more about db futures

2007-08-14 @ 11:56#

i must be tuning in to this notion of scalable data stores of the future being more like DFS and RDB. here's a quote from sam ruby today that caught my eye:

Foreign keys will no longer be ways to reliably locate other data within the same database. They will instead provide hints to where the data you are seeking either might be, or once was, and in any case the master copy of that data will be outside of the database. At this point, I imagine there are a lot of Semantic Web cognoscenti nodding in approval.

Sam Ruby

while i'm still groking properly designed resource oriented architecture (ROA), this whole distributed, scalable data thing is bound to come up and bite me sometime in the near future. guess i know what i'll be focusing on in 2008!