RE: OT: sheltered little world i live in -> NODB?

From: Michael Dinh <mdinh_at_XIFIN.Com>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 14:26:41 -0700
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At least the author mades a point of not using DB.

I would consider that option better than using DB as black box file system.

Michael Dinh
Disparity Breaks Automation (DBA)

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From: [] On Behalf Of Andrew Kerber Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 2:09 PM
Cc:; Subject: Re: OT: sheltered little world i live in -> NODB?

I took it more as someone pointing out that not every application is a database application. We as DBA's have a great knowledge of database usage, but there is software out there that does not need a database behind it. And I have seen applications that use Oracle AQ when a simple fifo queue design with a single queue was all that was required to run the entire application.
On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 3:37 PM, Tim Gorman <> wrote:

> My US$0.02...
> When I read that article, especially the part about an implicitly ignorant
> "marketing guy" claiming that a relational database is needed, and that
> flat files won't work, I hear a blinkered technical niche-worker who sees
> only his own little job function and cannot conceive of any other
> requirements, such as downstream data analytics, data mining, and data
> warehousing. I see an organization strangling for lack of ad-hoc access to
> data, choking on the software development lifecycle, flogging overworked
> developers who struggle to churn out new reports from arbitrary and
> unstructured flat-file structures.

Andrew W. Kerber

'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'


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