A comparison of a graph database and a relational database: a data provenance perspective

@inproceedings{Vicknair2010ACO,
  title={A comparison of a graph database and a relational database: a data provenance perspective},
  author={Chad Vicknair and Michael Macias and Zhendong Zhao and Xiaofei Nan and Yixin Chen and Dawn E. Wilkins},
  booktitle={ACM Southeast Regional Conference},
  year={2010}
}
Relational databases have been around for many decades and are the database technology of choice for most traditional data-intensive storage and retrieval applications. Retrievals are usually accomplished using SQL, a declarative query language. Relational database systems are generally efficient unless the data contains many relationships requiring joins of large tables. Recently there has been much interest in data stores that do not use SQL exclusively, the so-called NoSQL movement. Examples… CONTINUE READING

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