Re: Non-text database theory

From: Evan Keel <>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 12:46:25 -0400
Message-ID: <S0Syk.183$>

"Rune Allnor" <> wrote in message
> Hi all.
> This might be off topic for this group; if so please direct me to a
> more
> appropriate group.
> I have 20 years of programming experience (hobby / personal scale)
> and
> am getting my feet wet with databases for the first time. The project
> at
> hand needs a database to handle large amounts of data. The data are
> measured by sonar and amounts to the hundreds of GB, so one would
> prefer to save the data on some binary format to save time on the
> text <-> binary conversions.
> The textbooks I have found on database theory solely deal with text
> data, i.e. data that are stored as tables in text files, which I
> suppose
> is OK for educational purposes.
> 1) Where can I find material on 'real-life' databases which deal with
> the
> storage and handling of binary data?
> 2) Are there database implementations which are better suited for my
> application than others? I would like to keep the application
> platform
> independent, and use C++ as my programming language.
> Rune

You will be fine. Find a copy of "Handbook of Relational Database Design (Fleming, von Halle), old school but relevant.

Evan Received on Sat Sep 13 2008 - 18:46:25 CEST

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