In this Chapter:
YQL now provides two Open Data Tables,
yql.storage.admin, that allow you to store and work with data using YQL itself.
These default tables are available in the YQL console under the "yql" category. You interact
with these Open Data Tables using the same keywords used with other YQL statements: namely
SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE.
Data that you store for use with YQL is hosted in Yahoo's Sherpa cloud storage infrastructure. It is a scalable, elastic, and geographically distributed storage system used by many Yahoo services. Benefits of using Sherpa include:
For more information on Sherpa, refer to "Moving to the Cloud" on the Yahoo Developer Network (YDN) Blog.
The following storage limits and requirements apply to records stored using YQL:
yql.storage.adminmust be authorized using two-legged OAuth. Alternatively, you can create new records using the YQL console. However, connections to
yql.storagedo not require authentication.