Storage technologies for the semantic web is a challenging but popular area in technology. Internet and cloud computing users are seeking data management in a time when data is big. In tests designed to find the best storage technologies for Web 3.0, Apache’s Hadoop database, HBase, out-performed MySQL Cluster.

Scientific Computing brought this to our attention in their article, “For Storing Web 3.0, HBase has the Edge.” HBase works faster with larger datasets, a major issue since the semantic web comprises vast amounts of background data or metadata. Unlike the current Web 2.0, the semantic web is interconnected metadata that facilitates better information search, discovery and integration. This metadata makes information more useful, and ultimately more findable.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.