Re: which databases use multiversioning?
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 10:03:15 -0400
Oracle has supported it since version 4 (1983).
DEC Rdb supoprted it (calling it "snapshot transactions") from version 1 (also around 1983).
And, yeah, these aren't "databases". But given that any noun in English may be used to function as though it were an adjective, the phrase "Oracle database" makes sense, just as the phrase "mushroom cloud" makes sense even though a mushroom is not a cloud.
The trouble with English grammar is that it was invented by people who understood Latin grammar. That's not the way English really works. Received on Thu Apr 15 2004 - 16:03:15 CEST