Penny Wolf of IT News in Australia reports, “Yahoo7 is rolling out a semantic publishing platform across the web sites that promote Channel 7’s local free to air programs, building its new content systems atop an open source graph database. Craig Penfold, CTO Yahoo7 was inspired by a similar project undertaken by the BBC, which initially launched semantic web publishing for the channel’s 2010 World Cup website to increase viewer engagement. After conducting research and discussions with BBC and Yahoo, the Yahoo7 team chose to change the datastore from a standard SQL database to a graph database.” Read more
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Semantic Web Community: I’m disappointed in us! Or at least in our group marketing prowess. We have been failing to capitalize on two major trends that everyone has been talking about and that are directly addressable by Semantic Web technologies! For shame.
I’m talking of course about Big Data and NoSQL. Given that I’ve already given my take on how Semantic Web technology can help with the Big Data problem on SemanticWeb.com, this time around I’ll tackle NoSQL and the Semantic Web.
After all, we gave up SQL more than a decade ago. We should be part of the discussion. Heck, even the XQuery guys got in on the action early!
Check out this Google Trends diagram.
NoSQL came out of nowhere in 2009, and now dominates much of the database conversation on the web. Document stores like MongoDB and CouchDB, distributed, key-value stores such as Riak and Cassandra, and other weird stores like Hadoop-as-database (never understood that usage myself) now dominate the conversation as the alternative to traditional, SQL databases.
The 2011 Semantic Technology & Business Conference will land in Washington, DC in less than two weeks. The conference – which will take place at the Kellogg Conference Hotel from November 29-December 1, 2011 – is still making exciting additions to the already impressive roster of speakers and presentations. Recently, we have added top execs from such cutting-edge companies as Revelytix, Orbis, Veda, Phasic Systems, and Systap — they will be on hand to share their insights and reveal the latest developments in the world of Semantic Web Technologies.