The return of WinFS back into SQL Server has re-ignited interest
in the somewhat forgotten “DBMS Engine hosted Unified Storage
System” vision. The WinFS project struggles have more to do with
the futility of “Windows Platform Monoculture” than the actual
vision itself. In today's reality you simply cannot seek to deliver
a “Unified Storage” solution that's inherently operating system
specific, and even worse, ignores existing complimentary industry
standards and the loosely coupled nature of the emerging Web
A quick FYI:
Virtuoso has offered a DBMS hosted Filesystem via WebDAV for a
number of years, but the implications of this functionality have
remained unclear for just as long. Thus, we developed (a few years
ago) and released (recently) an application layer above Virtuoso's
WebDAV storage realm called: “The
OpenLink Briefcase” (nee. oDrive). This application allows you
to view items uploaded by content type and/or kind (People,
Business Cards, Calendars, Business Reports, Office Documents,
Photos, Blog Posts, Feed Channels/Subscriptions, Bookmarks etc..).
it also includes automatic metadata extraction (where feasible) and
indexing. Naturally, as an integral part of our “OpenLink Data
Spaces” (ODS) product offering, it supports GData, URIQA, SPARQL
(note: WebDAV metadata is sync'ed with Virtuoso's
RDF Triplestore), SQL, and WebDAV itself.
You can explore the power of this product via the following
About this entry:
Author: Kingsley Uyi Idehen
Published: 06/26/2006 21:41 GMT-0500
Modified: 06/26/2006 21:28 GMT-0500
Tags: gdata , rdf , sql_server , semanticweb , sparql , windows , openlink , virtuoso , DataSpace , winfs , unified_storage , dataspace
Categories: Demos , Virtual Database , SQL , Semantic Web , Content Syndication , Database Technology
Comment Status: 0
This document is empty and basically useless. It is generated by a web service that can make some statements in HTML+Microdata format.
This time the service made zero such statements, sorry.