Re: Is a RDBMS needed?

From: Stephane Faroult <>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 17:58:19 +0200
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You will know for sure it's a bad idea when you see people storing the information that is critical to them in spreadsheets besides the official "data repository".
Stephane Faroult
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On 06/09/2011 05:22 PM, Blake Wilson wrote:

> Here at the University of Western Ontario we are looking at replacing
> our current Learning Management System. The current choices seem to be
> similar in technology and infrastructure - web tier, load balancer,
> application tier, back end RDBMS and some sort of content management
> system for the course content.
> However, the next release of one of our options will not have a RDBMS
> in the solution. It will be replaced by Apache Jackrabbit. The new
> system will have everything// treated as content, including grades,
> test questions and answers, discussion threads, syllabi, personal
> profiles, chat messages, and so on.
> This seems like quite a departure from normal RDBMS based solutions.
> Is this a good idea? Am I being a dinosaur by thinking that this is
> not a good idea? Do I need to keep up with the times? Is this the
> future of databases? This really looks to me like a return to design
> of 20 years ago.
> Thanks,
> Blake Wilson
Received on Thu Jun 09 2011 - 10:58:19 CDT

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