Thursday, August 12, 2004
IBM Technologist Sees Expanded Role For Databases "In addition to that, though, the definition of a database, at least in my head, is changing dramatically and expanding from the classic structured-data-only kind of database, which is really what you're talking about in terms of Open Source. It's expanding beyond that to manage it in content and touching other data sources and accessing them in place. Those kinds of technologies are very new and not likely to become easy for anybody to build any time soon. We're starting to think of this not so much as a database management system any more but as an information management system."