mnot’s blog

Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

Friday, 29 April 2005

Semantic Web XML

Data Modeling and Abstraction

Today’s release of Tiger includes a new but little-discussed framework for developers, CoreData. What’s most interesting to me is its similarities — and differences — to SDO, IBM and BEA’s* effort to abstract away the specifics of how data is stored.

Will we see an über-framework encompassing all of these? Will Apple get on board with IBM and BEA (unlikely, but hey, who knows)? How does it relate to the Semantic Web (which I believe most people should be thinking about in the same terms, at least for now)?