[FoRK] Q re: ConceptNet (also FluidDB)
J. Andrew Rogers
andrew at ceruleansystems.com
Fri Oct 23 14:46:00 PDT 2009
On Oct 23, 2009, at 2:13 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> Scalability is an issue. On the other hand, most scalability issues
> have a solution. Certainly simple, flat triple stores aren't going
> to do it. I introduced chunkiness to one of my designs (it had
> temporal versioning.) Other ideas include certain kinds of
> clustering, denormalization-like constructs, etc.
> How would you characterize the scalability problems that you have
> seen? What fundamental issue was involved?
To be clear, I've never used the various triple stores (of which there
are myriad designs) out there. I do work with people for whom it is an
The fundamental issue is dynamic analytic performance at non-trivial
scales. One could say something similar about all databases, for very
similar technical reasons, but the limitations manifest much earlier
in graph databases.
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