« on: 14/05/2022 22:23:20 »
https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-veteran-bob-muglia-relational-knowledge-graphs-will-transform-business/He described the problem I faced when I started this thread.
We're at the start of a whole new era' with knowledge graphs, says Microsoft veteran Bob Muglia, akin to the arrival of the modern data stack in 2013.
Microsoft veteran Bob Muglia: Relational knowledge graphs will transform business
'We're at the start of a whole new era' with knowledge graphs, says Microsoft veteran Bob Muglia, akin to the arrival of the modern data stack in 2013.
Bob Muglia says twenty years of work on database innovation will bring the relational calculus of E.F. Codd to knowledge graphs, what he calls "relational knowledge graphs," to revolutionize business analysis.
Bob Muglia is something of a bard of databases, capable of unfurling sweeping tales in the evolution of technology.
That is what Muglia, former Microsoft executive and former Snowflake CEO, did Wednesday morning during his keynote address at The Knowledge Graph Conference in New York.
The subject of his talk, "From the Modern Data Stack to Knowledge Graphs," united roughly fifty years of database technology in one new form.
The basic story is this: Five companies have created modern data analytics platforms, Snowflake, Amazon, Databricks, Google, and Azure, but those data analytics platforms can't do business analytics, including, most importantly, representing the rules that underly compliance and governance.
"The industry knows this is a problem," said Muglia. The five platforms, he said, representing "the modern data stack, have allowed a "new generation of these very, very important data apps to be built." However, "When we look at the modern data stack, and we look at what we can do effectively and what we can't do effectively, I would say the number one problem that customers are having with all five of these platforms is governance."
"So, if you wanted to perform a query to say, 'Hey, tell me all of the resources that Fred Jones has access to in this organization' — that's a hard query to write," he said. "In fact, it's a query that probably can't execute effectively on any modern SQL database if the organization is very large and complex."
The problem, said Muglia, was that the algorithms based off of structured query language, or SQL, can't do such complex "recursive" queries.