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Fluidinfo, Wikipedia For Databases 79

Slags writes "The idea behind Fluidinfo is that read-only information is just not as useful on the Web as openly writable information. Metadata is used routinely in the real world from name tags to post-it notes but it is much harder to apply metadata to information on the Internet. That is where Fluidinfo comes along. When information needs to be stored about an object the Fluidinfo database is queried. If the object exists in Fluidinfo, the information is appended to the object. If the object does not exist then it will be created and stored."
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Fluidinfo, Wikipedia For Databases

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  • So what is it? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by sakdoctor ( 1087155 ) on Monday August 15, 2011 @01:29PM (#37096506) Homepage

    Fluidinfo is an online information storage and search platform.

    So what is it?

    Fluidinfo provides a universal metadata engine because it has an object for everything imaginable, just like Wikipedia has a web page for everything.

    So what is it?

    Fluidinfo makes it possible for data to be social. It allows almost unlimited information personalization by individual users and applications, and also between them.

    So what is it?

  • Re:So what is it? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by oscartheduck ( 866357 ) on Monday August 15, 2011 @01:37PM (#37096584)

    It's a slashvertisement; the page linked to in the article is just the front page for the product. No news, no editorial, no review, no discussion (as you pointed out) of what it is. Nothing.

  • Re:So what is it? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Lord Grey ( 463613 ) on Monday August 15, 2011 @01:38PM (#37096594)

    Fluidinfo is a database of metadata. But since metadata is really just data, Fluidinfo is really a database of data. Which is to say, it's a database. But there's a twist. You can make new "objects" at will. Kind of like most other databases, actually. But with even more of a twist, anyone can do that! Like what happens when you forget to secure your firewall. Then the excitement starts: You can add arbitrary key/value data -- metadata! -- to the object! Like a JOIN with another SQL table but with different semantics. But since the actual usage of the key/value pairs is not governed, you will have to collaborate with other users and applications through some external channel. The shared keys could be coordinated in an external database, for example.

    Sarcasm aside, I'm sure this project is really cool and stuff, but the cynic in me thinks otherwise.

  • Freebase (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Jimmy King ( 828214 ) on Monday August 15, 2011 @01:54PM (#37096730) Homepage Journal
    It sounds like Freebase [] to me, which has been around for years.

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