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Re: Total Cost of Ownership

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 16:58:33 -0500
Message-ID: <c59qml$drb$1@news.netins.net>


"Laconic2" <laconic2_at_comcast.net> wrote in message news:ufmdnTco6-i6zuXd4p2dnA_at_comcast.com...
> Dawn,
> > It is pretty much "for" the same purposes as SQL Server.
>
> And what is SQL Server for?
>
> I hope you won't think I'm just being difficult here, because I'm not.
>
> I believe this whole question of "what is it for" is a lot more subtle
than
> most people think it is.
>
> And I think that buying the wrong tool for the wrong reasons can drive
your
> TCO way up.

I'll give it an off-the-cuff attempt and you can take a stab at it from scratch or fix mine:

The purpose of any software today that purports to be "database software" is to partition and decouple one set of tasks related to application software development from other sets of tasks, typically providing proprietary tools used to maintain stored data in such a way as to minimize errors in the overall software application(s) that use the stored data.

This doesn't roll off the tongue, so feel free to fix it, preferably making it shorter. Cheers! --dawn Received on Sat Apr 10 2004 - 16:58:33 CDT

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