Re: 1GB Tables as Classes, or Tables as Types, and all that refuted

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 10:13:33 -0700
Message-ID: <> (Alfredo Novoa) writes:
> The DBMS approach was one of the biggest advances in the computer
> field, but most programmers are not aware of that.

old time databases from batch processing days tended to be services to manage complex data ... more complex than reading/writing files sequentially (more complex than the original tape in & tape out .... and then sequential paradigm moved to random access disks).

dbms has tended to refer to infrastructures (somewhat associated with online) that managed concurrent access by multiple different programs/applications ... providing locking, transaction consistency, acid properties, etc. ... aka dbms tended to represent concurrency control for databases.

Anne & Lynn Wheeler |
Received on Mon Dec 13 2004 - 18:13:33 CET

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