From @jbshirk on Thu Oct 29 2015 18:35:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Does IPFS have a solution to centralize large databases? Maybe split records across multiple nodes or is that outside the scope of IPFS?
I’m no expert but years ago I dabbled with a particular column-oriented database called KDB (now: KDB+) which was, and still is, way ahead of its time. In 2000 the concept was relatively unknown to traditional RDBMS people, but not so today.
I know that with column-oriented databases in general (and specifically KDB) index files are not used and column data, stored in separate text files, can be, and is, split over many volumes. I just have a hunch that this kind of data structure would lend well to IPFS, and eventually updates and inserts could be automagically handled with version diffs.
I suppose that files like Microsoft SQL Server uses would probably be a nightmare on IPFS.
Just a thought…