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Mark Space
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      05-15-2008
Eric Sosman wrote:
> Lew wrote:
>> In this case, no. If you read up on Oracle's direct-disk management
>> it is not dumb, nor is its file-system interaction. None of the big
>> players are stupid with file-system access, be they Oracle, DB2,
>> Postgres or whomever. [...]

>
> I see you've not encountered Lotus "databases" ...
>


Just out of morbid curiosity, does anyone know where MS SQL Server falls
on this spectrum?

 
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Arne Vajhøj
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      06-01-2008
Mark Space wrote:
> Eric Sosman wrote:
>> Lew wrote:
>>> In this case, no. If you read up on Oracle's direct-disk management
>>> it is not dumb, nor is its file-system interaction. None of the big
>>> players are stupid with file-system access, be they Oracle, DB2,
>>> Postgres or whomever. [...]

>>
>> I see you've not encountered Lotus "databases" ...

>
> Just out of morbid curiosity, does anyone know where MS SQL Server falls
> on this spectrum?


Oracle DB, IBM DB2, MS SQLServer, Sybase ASE all support databases
both in file system and on raw partitions.

I don't thing raw partitions are much used for MS SQLServer. It is
in many ways a *nix thingy.

Arne


 
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