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Changing faces of databases

Large amounts of ‘unstructured' data have become prevalent in the commercial environment, necessitating a shift in the way businesses use databases. Leslie Faughnan investigates.

2nd June, 2007

Large amounts of ‘unstructured' data have become prevalent in the commercial environment, necessitating a shift in the way businesses use databases. Leslie Faughnan investigates.

Most people in business probably appreciate, in a theoretical sort of way, that databases are the important underpinning of the ICT applications on which we all depend. In fact, every application, from a simple autodialler or contacts list to a banking system to the notoriously complex calculations in weather forecasting,...

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