[From Network Times
Even with many household names in database vanishing, database vendors are not about to give up the fight to host the ever-growing volumes of data being generated every day.
As soon as the technology was invented to process data faster and more reliably than humans, people needed a way to store their data electronically. Along came the database, and before long the relational database arrived offering faster storage and querying capabilities on large volumes of data than ever before.
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