Multi-Dimensional Relational Algebra

Multidimensional Relational Algebra (MRA) is the powerful innovation at the heart of SlamData. MRA is a new mathematical foundation for expressing queries that extends the power of relational algebra to handle the complex, denormalized, schema-less data models of modern NoSQL databases.

Existing marketplace solutions rely exclusively on 40+ year old relational algebra, the mathematical foundation for relational database analytics (RDBMS). While this approach has worked well for legacy RDBMS systems, it’s not compatible with modern data models.

Just as the RDBMS era of the 1970s and 80s required new solutions for analytics and reporting, the NoSQL revolution requires new innovation to succeed and must move beyond traditional relational technology.

For the first time in history, MRA makes it possible to manipulate and query NoSQL data using SQL, without losing any expressive power. No data preparation is required — MRA lets you work with your data natively, as it actually exists, without the need for table virtualization.

MRA is a giant leap forward and the foundation for all NoSQL analytics. If you want to learn more about MRA, please contact us.

What Our Customers Are Saying

We use SlamData to build custom reports and have found the tool is exceptionally easy to use and very powerful. We recently needed to engage the support team and we were very pleased with the turn-around time and the quality of support that we received.

Troy Thompson
Director of Software Engineering
Intermap Technologies, Inc.

When our company migrated from SQL database to MongoDB, all our query tools became obsolete. SlamData saved the day! I was able to easily write SQL2 queries. Plus the sharing, charting, and interactive reports were a game changer.

Michael Melmed
VP, Ops and Strategy
US Mobile

Slamdata helped shine the light on how our new product was being used. The support staff was awesome and we saved engineering cycles in building all the analytics in-house. I am using it to change the mindset in the teams and shift the focus from product launches to product landings

Engineering Lead
Cisco Systems

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The Characteristics of NoSQL Analytics Systems

  • The Nature of NoSQL Data
    • APIs
    • NoSQL Databases
    • Big Data
    • A Generic Data Model for NoSQL
  • Approaches to NoSQL Analytics
    • Coding & ETL
    • Hadoop
    • Real-Time Analytics
    • Relational Model Virtualization
    • First-Class NoSQL Analytics
  • Characteristics of NoSQL Analytics Systems
    • Generic Data Model
    • Isomorphic Data Model
    • Multi-Dimensionality
    • Unified Schema/Data
    • Post-Relational
    • Polymorphic Queries
    • Dynamic Type Discovery & Conversion
    • Structural Patterns

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SlamData Provides Missing Platform for NoSQL Data Insight

“The ROI has been in saving my time building, refreshing and tweaking reports and saving the time of engineers, who would otherwise have to build custom reports for our analytics portal."

- Michael Melmed, US Mobile
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