Re: CODASYL-like databases
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 07:57:32 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 1, 10:47 am, DBMS_Plumber <paul_geoffrey_br..._at_yahoo.com>
> On Apr 1, 6:20 am, -CELKO- <jcelko..._at_earthlink.net> wrote:
> > Most oft he business data in the world is still in IMS today.
> If you define "business data" extremely narrowly - essentially to just
> buy/sell/ship/receive stuff - then it's remotely possible that IMS
> still dominates (though I doubt it). But if you include all the
> personnel records management, sales management, and what-not, no way.
The other way to estimate the significance (or rather perceived significance) of technology is to calculate the number of book titles, perhaps weighted by their popularity. For that matter I can't remeber seen any IMS book in the local barnes-n-noble. Granted there is a boring factor (for example, there aren't that many SAP or peoplesoft titles either), still the adjective "dominates" can hardly apply to IMS judged by any criteria. Received on Wed Apr 02 2008 - 16:57:32 CEST