[TriLUG] OT: Doing a Database Survey for class.
mhrivnak at hrivnak.org
Wed Jul 28 22:45:47 EDT 2010
Having looked at the survey, I'd like to share this bit of basic knowledge
that is very important to understand when discussing this topic. If you know
what DBMS stands for, you can probably hit "Delete".
Adam, your survey uses the word "database" where I believe you mean to say
"database management system". It also happens to use the term correctly in
Mysql, postgres, oracle, mssql, etc. are all database management systems.
They are not databases. They are used to create and manage databases.
Calling mysql a "database" is like calling Thunderbird an "email" or your
Best of luck,
On Tuesday, July 27, 2010 01:34:29 am Adam Jennings wrote:
> I am taking a class on databases this summer and I am trying to get a feel
> for the different databases in production around the Triangle.
> Would anyone be willing to fill out an 11 or 12 question survey that I can
> use in my paper to discuss the databases found in the Triangle?
> As long as you work around the databases at your place of employment, you
> can probably answer these questions. No need to be the head database
> I have the survey in .doc format, but if you want in another format, please
> let me know.
> Thank you in advance,
> Adam Jennings
> (910) 783-4323
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