Scalable, Secure Associative Database

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1085
Agency Tracking Number: N132-131-0851
Amount: $79,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-131
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
3505 NW Anderson Hill Rd, Suite 200, Silverdale, WA, 98383-
DUNS: 004821021
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Smith
 Chief Scientist, R&D
 (703) 546-2929
Business Contact
 Carey Kolb
Title: Vice President, Systems E
Phone: (360) 989-3344
Research Institution
The Associative Model of Data offers a fundamentally different meta-model for data organization than the well-established relational data model. The associative model focuses on Items and Links among items rather than sets of records. We propose to compare and contrast the associative model with two closely related models, the Resource Description Framework (RDF) triple model and the Property Graph model popularized by modern open-source graph databases. By reviewing existing documentation, technical papers and implementations, we seek to identify a feature set appropriate for scaling out to petabyte scales subject to Multi-Level Security constraints. To effectively compare alternative implementations, we propose to establish a benchmark, consisting of both generative data and a collection of representative queries. The primary outcome of our Phase I effort will be an architectural design for a scalable, secure database embracing the associative/graph model of data. This database will be a critical enabling component of a larger data exploitation and analysis framework which will ultimately include natural language processing, information extraction, and large-scale data analysis capabilities.

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