On Relational Databases

Nothing quite like it when the original architects get interviewed and attempt to debunk recent statements on the criticisms of the implemented world. Such is the case with this interview that Ted points to with Chris date.

I think he may have a point when he refers to the fact that “an object/relational system done right would simply be a relational system done right, nothing more and nothing less. ”

But he does sound like a bit of the arch-typical college professor when he says “But the trouble with the relational model is, it’s never been implemented–at least, not in commercial form, not properly, and certainly not fully.”

Great interview. Thanks for the link, Ted and congrats on your MysQL Certification!

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