Description: This paper provides a summary of 35 years of data model proposals, grouped into 9 different eras. We discuss the proposals of each era, and show that there are only a few basic data modeling ideas, and most have been around a long time. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to summarize 35 years worth of “progress” and point out what should be learned from this lengthy exercise.
Bio: Lang is a Senior Engineer at Hashicorp where he orchestrates
containers and sometimes tries to float rafts. Reluctant gopher,
seasoned schemer, distributed systems dweeb.