as I already wrote in the “Please Introduce Yourself” thread, I’m Johannes and I’m working on a temporal NoSQL document storage system (Open Source) called Sirix.io written in Java (and a module in Kotlin) in my spare time and in my day to day job I’m also working as a software engineer. Sounds a bit crazy but yeah, lately I’m too enthusiastic, even though I still have no idea if anyone is using it, sadly.
So my question is, how would you spread the word? Or maybe for most people it’s really not interesting? There are many use cases, for instance for auditing, correcting human- and application errors, experiment and revert to a known good version, doing sophisticated time-travel queries, compare revisions… now with an extension to XQuery (for JSON)
One Hackernoon article submitted for review a few hours ago:
A bit more about my project: Sirix.io is all about efficient versioning of your data. That is on the one hand it reduces the storage cost of storing a new revision during each transaction-commit while balancing read- and write-performance through a novel sliding snapshot algorithm and dynamic page compression. On the other hand Sirix supports easy query capabilities for instance to open a specific revision by a timestamp or revisions by a given timespan, to navigate to future or past versions of nodes in the tree-structure and so on. It basically never overwrites data and is heavily inspired by ZFS and Git and borrows some ideas and puts these to test on the sub-file level. In stark contrast to other approaches Sirix combines copy-on-write semantics with node-level versioning.
It all started around 2006 as a university / Ph.D. project of Marc Kramis and I worked on the project since 2007 and already did my Bachelor’s Thesis, Master’s Thesis as well as several HiWi-Jobs on topics regarding the project and I’m still more eager than ever to put forth the idea of a versioned, analytics plattform to perform analytical tasks based on current as well as the history of the data.
Have a great day