The H reports
on the introduction of UnQL
(UNstructured Query Language, pronounced "Uncle"), which is meant to be the SQL of the NoSQL movement.
"CouchDB creator Damien Katz and SQLite creator Richard Hipp have been working on UnQL to create a higher level query language for NoSQL document databases. Katz says the specification 'stems from our belief that a common query language is necessary to drive NoSQL adoption in the same way SQL drove adoption in the relational database market'. Hipp notes that 'Unql builds upon our experience with SQL, supplementing that language with syntax and concepts appropriate for the unstructured, self-describing data formats of post-modern applications'.
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