Post-Relational Databases Flying Under the Radar
June 4, 2008[From eWeek]
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.In the modern IT world, SQL and XML have become such key components in the database sector that its difficult to remember a time when they weren't part of the architectural story.
However, in the late 1960s and early 70s, database architectures with flexible field sizes, nested tables and loose-data typing options were winning market share and mind share. While these earlier systems lacked the tagging that in many ways defines XML as XML, they behaved in a remarkably similar manner in all other respects.
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