Saturday February 22, 2020

Databases: An integrated system

The IT world no longer talks about databases. Today the real technological development is around database management systems. Leslie Faughnan reports.

2nd June, 2012
In all organisations and almost all applications, our quest is for integrated, joined up systems.

For roughly the first 50 years of computing, or data processing as it was professionally known, the database was seen as the repository of all of the information for a specific application.

That was principally the input, like accounting ledger entries or recorded values for early applications from meteorological observations to military artillery. Once the calculation or computing was done, the results generated would be added to the stored data.

With general purpose computing, it soon...

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