AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON exploring social connections from an in-memory database - This application from SAP seeks to patent the idea of...Identifying an attribute in a profile associated with a first user, executing a query including the identified attribute, and identifying a second user based on the query! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 12/5/2011 that discusses:
- Implementing social networking based on data objects in an in-memory database
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
EXTRA CREDIT - Examples of attributes may include contact information, expertise, past projects, current projects, manager, supervisor etc. Data objects may include a variety of objects that store business data, reference data from content sources, such as web content, feeds, REST services, business data repositories, reports, status updates, discussions, wikis, blogs etc.
TITLE: Identifying social networks within an organization based on business data of the organization stored in an in-memory database
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] Identifying an attribute in a profile associated with a first user, executing a query including the identified attribute against data objects stored in an in-memory database, identifying a second user from the results of query based on a relationship between data objects associated with the second user and the attribute of the first user, and displaying information of the second user.
- Publication Number: US 20130144957 A1
- Application Number: US 13/310,913
- Assignee: SAP
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating 12/5/2011
- Link to Google Prior Art Search - "Find Prior Art"
Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
A computer-implemented method performed with a computing system for exploring social connections in an in-memory database, the method comprising:
Identifying a user profile associated with a first user;
Identifying one or more updates to one or more attributes of the user profile
Updating, in real-time, the user profile, based on the one or more updates, as the one or more updates are identified;
Identifying a particular attribute of the one or more attributes in the updated user profile that is associated with the first user;
Executing a query against a data element stored in an in-memory database, the query including the particular attribute in the updated user profile;
Identifying a second user from results of the query, the second user associated with the data element based on a relationship between the second user and the first user defined by the attribute; and
Generating displayable information associated with the second user.
In English this means:
A method for exploring social connections in an in-memory database, comprising:
Identifying the profile of a first user;
Identifying updates to the first user profile;
Updating the user profile based on the updates;
Identifying a particular attribute of the updated profile and executing a a database query (in an in-memory database) for the particular attribute;
Identifying a second user based on a relationship between data objects associated with the second user and the first user defined by the particular attribute; and
Displaying information related to the second user.
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to 12/5/2011
You're probably aware of ten pieces of art that meet this criteria already... separately, the applicant is claiming Data sources from various enterprise systems are replicated to the in-memory database before executing the query against the data element stored in the in-memory database.
"Exploring social connections from an in-memory database" from the Applicant
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