At Jupitermedias Web 3.0 conference taking place this week in Santa Clara, Calif., one session will be devoted to the nature of data in the Web 3.0 world. Entitled Death of the Relational Database, the panel will feature as one of its participants Glenn MCDonald, senior product designer at ITA Software, the vendor that builds the airline fare searching backends behind sites like Orbitz and major American carriers.
McDonald is working on the one project at his company that is not related to airline software -- a data acquisition and modeling and exploration and analysis system that involves a data store on the backend that does not leverage a relational database. It expects by the first half of next year to show something publicly.
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