14 Further Database Technologies

Several other database management technologies have been studied for decades apart from the technologies surveyed in this book. Some of them have been optimized for specialized applications. This chapter provides a brief overview of some of these technologies.

14.1 Linked Data and RDF Data Management

An individual data item may not contain sufficient information on its own. More valuable information can be derived when several data items are connected by links and these links are annotated with semantic information about the relationship of the data items. As such, linked data correspond in general to the property-graph model defined in Section 4.3. However, the term linked data often refers more specifically ...

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