Thursday, January 20
Target database acquired. Analysing.
Open source... Confirmed, GPLv2.
Supports UNION, INTERSECT, EXCEPT... Confirmed.
Supports full-text search... Confirmed.
Supports XML... Confirmed, SQL extensions, XQuery, XPath.
Supports arrays... Negative Maybe?
Supports user-defined types... Confirmed.
Supports geospatial data... Confirmed-ish.*
Supports graph structures... Confirmed, RDF, SPARQL.
Supports Python... Confirmed, both as client and scripting engine.
Supports HTTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, NNTP... Confirmed. Wait, what? I thought this was a database.
Openlink Virtuoso could bear further investigation. The Openlink Blog looks satisfyingly full of technical stuffs.
I've also been taking a look at Cubrid, another interesting where-did-that-come-from** open source database.
* You can find a handy feature matrix here. The open source version has all the features of the commercial release, except for clustering, replication, and geospatial data. The lack of replication in the open source version is unfortunate, but in my projects I tend to go for application-level replication anyway.
Funnily enough, I was just looking at the free (as in beer) version of Informix, and that does feature replication and clustering - only two nodes, but what do you want for free?
** Korea, as it turns out.
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