OSNews: WinFS Vs GNOME Storage? Can You Say OS/400?
Nov 04, 2003, 08:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mo Mckinlay)
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"There's been much discussion over the past few months about the
marriage of databases and filesystems--with Microsoft's Longhorn
reportedly sporting the Yukon integrated SQL Server, and GNOME
Storage in heaty debate, if not development, there's been lots to
"But it's worth bearing in mind that 'Database Filesystems' are
not a new idea--in fact, they've been in widespread use for many
years. For a prime example, one need look no further than to
IBM--their OS/400 operating system, which runs on the iSeries
(previously known as the AS/400) minicomputers, features what can
best be described as a 'DB2 filesystem...'"