Re: Sesame C-Store Sail

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 10:42:09 -0500

Ian Wilson wrote:
> Hi,
> I spoke with Eric Miller briefly a few weeks ago (w3c life sciences sig)
> about how a C-Store Sail for Sesame would be interesting. I stated that
> I had brought up C-Store in a previous message on the Simile list, but
> no one seemed interested.
> Eric said there was already a project being discussed at Simile to do
> this


not that I'm aware of. I think you misunderstood: we are supposed to
test and hopefully help in the scalability of existing triple stores,
but there is no plan to work on something like this.

>, and to bring the topic up again since it probably got overlooked.
> So, that's the purpose of this message. :-)

I did in fact missed that. Can you tell us more?

> For those that have followed Google's BigTable work (Google Base),
> C-Store is similar to this. Basically, storage of data by column rather
> than by row.

Interesting, any papers to point us at?

> I'm be curious to know if you plan to implement this(?).

Me too :-)

Stefano Mazzocchi
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