Circuits Of Imagination

Why do we use only RMDBs?!

15 Jun 2007

Well It’s aas far as the former issue of figuring out how to get Mac and FreeBSD to play nice together I haven’t done anything. I think I’m just gonna install BootCamp, create a small partition to boot freeBSD off of and get it over with.

I had a little debate this week with the people in the Postgresql Novice mailing list. The thing is there are other formats to store data other than the row/column format (ala trees) but there doesnt seem to exist any ACID capable system to manage such formats and I was asking why the situation was so. The Postgres mailing list was the wrong place to bring that up but I still dont have an answer. There are a couple of LDAP implementation for storing tree-like data but thats about it. I understand that alot of other formats can be emulated using RMDBs but why hammer that data to fit the system? Why hasn’t any one made a system that fits the data?