Re: Announcing New Blog

From: dawn <>
Date: 18 Jan 2006 09:53:17 -0800
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x wrote:
> "dawn" <> wrote in message
> > A minor correction on that. I proceeded with my investigation into
> > data modeling after working with SQL and non-SQL-based tools and
> > recognizing a pattern of the SQL implementations being more expensive
> > in real-dollars-in-my-budget terms. I did not assume that my
> > experiences were the same as others. So, that is what prompted my
> > research, but I recognize it is purely anecdotal as evidence.
> Do you think "more expensive in real-dollars-in-my-budget" is an accurate
> measure for the value of an "SQL implementation" ?

It was the fact that I could see a difference in cost and perhaps more directly, productivity, but only guess which of the many, many variables contributed to this that prompted me to research further. I studied mathematics and not computer science in school. My intuition was that the SQL databases had prompted unnecessary costs in information systems. I thought when I started looking at the theory more, I would find that relational theory was good and SQL databases had not followed the theory well.

I am not someone driven by dollars, but do like good stewardship of resources. They are many ways to measure value. My interest is in developer productivity over time, which relates directly to dollars for many companies. Did that answer the question? Cheers! --dawn Received on Wed Jan 18 2006 - 18:53:17 CET

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