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Re: database systems and organizational intelligence

From: Alfredo Novoa <alfredo_at_ncs.es>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 14:08:17 GMT
Message-ID: <40bdde9c.13471511@news-read3.maxwell.syr.edu>


On Mon, 31 May 2004 15:48:27 -0400, "Laconic2" <laconic2_at_comcast.net> wrote:

>> No, The Relational Model is ellegant and undersold.
>>
>
>Agreed.
>
>But every time someone comes up with a product that is called "Relational"
>and it turns out to be a botched up variation of the RDM, and the product
>is oversold,

Agreed.

> you take the easy way out and define that product as "not
>relational".

If it is not relational it seems reasonable to define it as not relational.

> Thus the pristine purity of your ideal model is never touched
>by the imperfections of an actual work of engineering.

It is never touched by the problems derived from the violation of the model. It is rather evident.

>It reminds me of my friend who says "communism has never been tried."

The analogy is very bad. The fatally flawed SQL DBMSs are the best DBMSs by far.

>What are you going to do when you are ready to release the product you are
>working on?

To release it :-)

Regards
  Alfredo Received on Wed Jun 02 2004 - 09:08:17 CDT

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