2019/06/26: Just a few years ago, time series databases were somewhat niche in nature. Sure, if you were running a trading application within a financial services firm, you were devoted to your kdb+ (proprietary) database, but for most everyone else a general-purpose relational or NoSQL database was de rigueur. No more. The reason? The world increasingly demands that enterprises be able to query, analyze, and report on streaming data in real-time, not batch mode.
2013/01/14: Then, unfortunately, the data people took XML and decided that it solved their problems. So we got configuration files in XML, databases in XML, and so on. Some of these applications did ok. Storing data in XML for long-term interoperability is an acceptable use of XML. Indeed, XML is supported by virtually all programming languages and that is unlikely to change.
However, XML as a technology for databases was supposed to solve new problems. All major database vendors added support for XML. DBAs were told to learn XML or else… We also got handfuls of serious XML databases. More critically, the major database research conferences were flooded with XML research papers.
And then it stopped.
Editor's Preamble! Back in 1997 I gave a paper on crowdfunding - I believe the first ever proper paper, although there was one "lost talk" earlier by Eric Hughes - at Financial Cryptography 1997. Now, this conference was the first polymath event in the space, and probably the only one in the space, but that story is another day. Because this was a polymath event, law professor who's name escapes Michael Froomkin stood up and asked why I hadn't analysed the crowdfunding system from the point of view of transaction economics.
I have a data-entry script which adds records to a plain-text data table. It's a fairly complicated script with a GUI dialog, and until recently it added one record at a time. To add another record, I had to launch the script again. Was there a simple way (I asked myself) to re-run the script, or exit it, from within the script?
Early last week the UK House of Lords passed the final stages of a Statutory Instrument with exceptions to copyright. For me that most important was that those with legitimate access to electronic content can now use mining technology to extract data without permission from the owners. The actual legislation took less than a minute, but the process has been desperately fought by the traditional publishers who have attempted to require subscribers to get permission from them. IN THE UK THEY HAVE FAILED IN THIS BATTLE That means that I, who have legitimate access to the content of Cambridge University Library and their electronic subscriptions, can now use machines to read any or all of this without breaking copyright law. Moreover the publishers cannot override this with additional restrictive clauses in their contracts. The new law restricts the use to "non-commercial" but this will no affect what I intend to do. To avoid any confusion I am publicly setting out my intentions; because I shall be using subscription content I am advising Cambridge University Library. I am not asking anyone's permission because I don't have to. Yesterday I wrote to Yvonne Nobis, Head of Science Information in CUL.
Imagine a database that contains the following data about your family. Household level information like address, caste, asset ownership, the kind of house you live in, when you came to the city/village where you now stay, ration card number, etc. And individual level information about including names, ages, educational background, occupation, incomes, bank accounts, existing
Star sports India has recently been on a war claiming its monopolistic rights. It has seeked and obtained the orders from court which Restrains mobile / online platforms from publishing live cricket scores Restrains Pubs, Eateries from Showing WT20 Matches. What will it do next? Seek an order restraining hotels not to air Star Sports
The English version of my article about open licensing and databases is out. It has been published in Vol 4, No 1 (2012) of International...