[xquery-talk] SQL Server 2005

Frank Cohen 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  
> non-data.
> I bet, for example, that most companies don't have their legal  
> contracts
> 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  
> safety
> records, employee appraisals, records of quality audits...
> Even the email directory is unlikely to be in a relational database.
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/

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