[xquery-talk] SQL Server 2005
fcohen at rainingdata.com
Sun Jan 22 15:51:11 PST 2006
Good point Michael. I too believe there is no such thing as a
homogenous datacenter (or enterprise.) Heterogeneity wins! :-)
On Jan 22, 2006, at 2:12 PM, Michael Kay wrote:
>> 99% of the data is stored in relational databases at the customers I
>> work with.
> If they think that, then either they are deluding themselves, or
> they are
> classifying the information that isn't in relational databases as
> I bet, for example, that most companies don't have their legal
> with customers and suppliers in a relational database. They
> probably don't
> even have information about prospective customers there, only
> customers who
> have bought something in the past. As for things like health and
> records, employee appraisals, records of quality audits...
> Even the email directory is unlikely to be in a relational database.
> Michael Kay
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