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[Discuss] Are SQL/NoSQL databases dead?

On 1/9/2014 1:49 PM, John Abreau wrote:
> My biggest issue with SQL is the lack of standardization for date
> arithmetic. I've found over the years that date arithmetic was essential to
> almost all the applications I wrote that used a database back-end, and this
> was the one sticking point that prevented me from completely abstracting
> the database layer so that the applications could make use of any of
> Postgresql, Mysql, Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, sqlite, etc.

One of IBM's major selling points for their DB2 offering was that it 
assured consistent
date calculations for those who stayed in the fold. One of their major 
FUD tactics was
telling potential buyers of other products that they would have to redo 
their code base to
get the same date calculations that IBM delivered "for free".


Bill Horne
William Warren Consulting

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