Sunday, July 24, 2005

What's the most important database system in the world?

No, not Oracle. Nor SQL Server. Not even DB2. It's IMS, the nonrelational database IBM came out with in the late 1960s. At present it's managing about 15 billion gigs of data for just about anyone of import. I suppose it's used because it's rediculously fast compared to a relational database due to the fact that you don't tell the server what you want, you tell the server what to give you.

I think. They didn't talk about it in my class. Revisionists bums.

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