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Re: Major features of 9.0?

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Major features of 9.0?
Date: 2010-02-22 21:10:40
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On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 03:45:40PM -0500, Robert Treat wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 February 2010 17:02:39 Florian Weimer wrote:
> > * Josh Berkus:
> > >> Isn't hstore key/value pair data, rather than schema-less.
> > >
> > > Well, when the "NoSQL" people talk about "schemaless", that's
> > > what they mean.
> >
> > Some of them have got arbitrarily nested documents involving
> > sequences, booleans, sequences of string/document pairs, strings,
> > and floats.  Positioning PostgreSQL's simple key/value support
> > against that could be a PR mistake. 8-)
> 
> A better way to look at it is "improved support for storing
> semi-structured and un-structured data".  Because we have pretty
> good support for that really, but these changes should make that
> somewhat better. 

There's a technical term we use for "un-structured data:" random bits.
That other people use this misnomer isn't a reason we should
perpetuate it.

Cheers,
David.
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