Databases: Harnessing the power of data

As databases are as fundamental as the silicon chip to every application, the development of database software technology has kept pace with computing, writes Leslie Faughnan.

4th December, 2011
Databases: Harnessing the power of data
John Caulfield of Oracle Ireland.

From the earliest flat file stores of largely numerical data to the wonders of relational databases in the late 1970s, it is not too much to say that almost all of the most impactful advances in IT have been founded on database capabilities.

One of the world's leading software brands, Oracle, began as Relational Software Inc in those early days. One of the largest business software vendors in the world today, the through line in...

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