Linux Journal: Linux and Databases
Apr 29, 2000, 20:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Penn)
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"A preview and summary of the May 2 episode of Phil Hughes'
weekly radio program featured on Wall Street News Hour."
"There are three categories of database worth looking at that
are, or have been, in common usage. Importantly, many contemporary
DBMSes may offer one, two or a combination of all three databasing
- Hierarchical databases. These are the oldest of the modern
computer databases (as opposed to the ancient computer databases,
right?) and may be what most people, when asked, imagine a database
to be. A hierarchical database is arranged something like an
inverted family tree; access to the database begins at the top of
the hierarchy and moves downward. ...
- Relational databases. Relational databases are all the rage in
terms of database efficiency and power. In fact, most of the
databases mentioned toward the end of this discussion --
PostgreSQL, Interbase, IBM DB2 -- are relational databases. ... By
way of analogy, if a hierarchical database represents "getting out
only what you put in (and only in the form in which the data was
entered)", then a relational database offers the ability to get,
effectively, information that was not specifically "entered" into
the database. ...
- Network databases. There are a number of definitions for
network databases, but the one that is probably most relevant here
is the one that explains network databases as data organization
methods in which data relationships have a "net-like" or
hyperlinked character. ..."
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- Linux Journal: Another Day, Another Database [db.linux](Feb 22, 2000)
- ZDNet Enterprise: MySQL offers lighter database fare, but it may leave some users hungry(Feb 17, 2000)
- PC Week: CA offers deep discount on new Linux database(Feb 08, 2000)
- APCMag: PostgresSQL(Sep 24, 1999)
- Linux Journal: Inprise Opens Up Interbase(Jan 05, 2000)
- 32BitsOnline: Academic's Tool Grows Up - PostgreSQL(Dec 02, 1999)