Re: Pizza Example

From: Tony <>
Date: 18 Apr 2004 03:33:49 -0700
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"Anthony W. Youngman" <> wrote in message news:<>...
> In message <c58q94$jm1$>, Dawn M. Wolthuis
> <> writes
> >One of the categories of interest are ERP solutions for mid-size businesses:
> >manufacturing, higher ed; health industry; service organizations. Many such
> >companies invest in RDBMS solutions. I have anecdotes, not evidence, that
> >backs up my intuition, not evidence, that the use of non-RDBMS solutions
> >(including PICK, Cache', Berkeley DB, ...) over a 10 year period is
> >significantly less expensive. I have found no surveys or experiments that
> >shed any light on this, so if anyone knows of any ...
> There is allegedly a survey floating around ... done by the University
> of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
> They studied the percentage of turnover spent by companies on
> maintaining their databases, and discovered that it had a double-peak,
> one at 2% and one at 4%. The 2% companies consisted primarily of those
> using Pick-like databases, the 4% lot were using relational databases.

There is "allegedly" another survey done by the University of somewhere else that says the exact opposite. Maybe. Received on Sun Apr 18 2004 - 12:33:49 CEST

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