Re: Total Cost of Ownership
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 10:30:41 -0500
"Laconic2" <laconic2_at_comcast.net> wrote in message
> How about this:
> The purpose of a database is to preserve the value and the availability of
> the data it contains.
We have had several discussions about an abstract definition of a database.
Looking at my verbose definition now, I would trim it back, but I would
still want it to be less abstract than what you propose. If we are talking
about products, such as MS SQL Server or IBM UniVerse, then what is the
common purpose (other than dollars)? I think you have some part of it, but
I think that it is also tied into the development of software applications
that use the data in some way. So, there is not just the end-end-user of
the database software, but also end-users. In the case of a lot of the
database software, there are end-end-end-users, application software
developers who are end-end-users, and dba's as end-users.
Should we take another stab at it or do you think you have it nailed in the
purpose statement above? --dawn
Should we take another stab at it or do you think you have it nailed in the purpose statement above? --dawnReceived on Mon Apr 12 2004 - 17:30:41 CEST