Re: Big Database Server General Question
On 2009-04-04 18:11, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If you're just interested in how things work, a rather unique
approach is that used by Terradata (now sold a couple of times),
based on a Cal Tech PhD thesis by Phil Neches.
Dedicated database machines with circuits hardwired for relational
operations were a valid niche back in the mid-80s thru mid-90s, but
Moore's Law applied to GP CPUs and DRAM finally overcame the speed gap.
I worked on a Britton-Lee back around Desert Storm/Shield. The USNR
kept all their personnel training/readiness detail in such a machine
connected to a VAXcluster.
Scooty Puff, Sr