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An Introduction to NoSQL

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by Angela Guess DWBIConcepts has provided an introductory tutorial on NoSQL databases. The tutorial begins, “NoSQL is not the name of any particular database instead it refers to a broad class of non-relational databases that differ from classical relational database management systems (RDBMS) in some significant aspects, most notably because they do not use SQL…

Introduction to: RDFa

Simply put, RDFa is another syntax for RDF. The interesting aspect of RDFa is that it is embedded in HTML. This means that you can state what things on your HTML page actually mean. For example, you can specify that a certain text is the title of a blog post or it’s the name of…

A Closer Look at Apache Cassandra

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by Angela Guess Hovhannes Avoyan has provided an overview of the popular NoSQL solution, Cassandra. Avoyan writes, “Cassandra is a complex, highly scalable NoSQL database system that was initially developed by Facebook and is now under the purview of the Apache Foundation.  Apache Casandra has risen as a welcome alternative to HBase, another highly scalable,…

Summer School – Excecutive Briefing on Linked Data

Summer can be a great time to learn something new, and SemanticWeb.com is always on the lookout for new ways of explaining the terms, techniques, standards, and technologies involved in the world of Semantic Web. We were thrilled, then, to see this much-needed executive briefing on Linked Data from our colleagues at 3 Round Stones:…

An Introduction to NoSQL

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by Angela Guess A recent article provides some basic information about NoSQL databases and their benefits. The article begins, “SQL (for Structured Query Language) has been around for decades and has plenty of benefits. It’s great for centrally managed database schemas, easy ad hoc queries, and data that can be indexed and normalized. There are…

Spotlight on Callimachus

One of the many innovative semantic solutions that will be presented at this week’s SemTech conference is Callimachus, a linked data management system that “allows Web authors to quickly and easily create semantically-enabled Web applications with a minimal knowledge of Semantic Web principles.”