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Re: In an RDBMS, what does "Data" mean?

From: mAsterdam <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 03:20:17 +0200
Message-ID: <40ce4ecb$0$559$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl>


Anthony W. Youngman wrote:

> mAsterdam writes

>> Anthony W. Youngman wrote:
>>
>>> So if I put my data into an MV database I can access it as if it were
>>> in an RDBMS. However, the converse is not true.
>>
>> It would be very interesting to know - in some detail -
>> what kind of data gives difficulties in putting stuff
>> from a RDBMS into a MV database.
>> This maybe somewhat awkward in this newsgroup, because some
>> will be just waiting to say: See? You *can* express proposition_set(x)
>> in a RDBMS, and you *can't* in MV, therefore MV is better.
>> More is not a priori better.
>>
>> But I trust you can stand that reaction. Could you give some examples?
>>
> Actually, all you have to do to make RDBMS appear (superficially) to 
> look like MV is to declare the appropriate views. This does, however, 
> have the unfortunate side-effect of presenting your application with 
> apparently redundant data. 

'superficially' only? explain.
'unfortunate side-effect of presenting your application with apparently redundant data' what's so unfortunate in having redundancy in presenting stuff? This is getting to look more and more like sales-crap. I don't want to offend you, but please try to understand what I am asking instead of giving a rebuttal to a non-existent attack. Received on Mon Jun 14 2004 - 20:20:17 CDT

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