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Amazon SimpleDB… for BI?

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I’ve just seen that Amazon has released a new web service database called SimpleDB:
 
Note that it’s not a relational database, but has a very flexible attribute-based model; it also claims to need no tuning, data modelling or any of the boring stuff that us database people do for a living. While claims like that automatically make me somewhat sceptical, I also think about Google Bigtable and the new generation of COP databases and think, well maybe… Slap an MDX-like interface over this, make it accessible from Excel, and you’ve got something interesting and disruptive from a BI point of view.
 

Written by Chris Webb

December 14, 2007 at 11:36 pm

Posted in On the internet

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