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Storing Twitter Metadata Arrays - Part 2

posted on 03 March 2015 by Jim Moffitt

Storing Metadata Arrays Twitter data is dynamic in nature, and includes several types of metadata that are in arrays of variable length. For example, tweets can consist of multiple hashtags, urls, user mentions, and photographs. For example the tweet below contains four hashtags: #Boulder, #boulderflood, #cuboulder and #cowx Flash Flood Warning for #Boulder extended to 4:15AM. #boulderflood #cuboulder #cowx— CU-Boulder Police (@CUBoulderPolice) September 12, 2013 JSON readily supports arrays of data with simple notation, while relational database schemas are static in nature. The concept of having a database field ‘grow’ to store dynamic array lengths of data does not exist... keep reading

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