RDBMS? We Don’t Need No Stinking RDBMS!

O’Reilly Radar > Database War Stories #2: bloglines and memeorandum – In the second part of a series, we learn that bloglines and memeorandum rely on flat files, not database systems, to manage the vast amounts of data they are accumulating.  This is pretty interesting and points out somethng that can be easily over looked: use the tools that are right for the job.  If you are designing a system, do it with an open mind and look for the most efficient tools to accomplish your goals.  Don’t shoe horn a project into a specific set of tools just becuase its the flavor of the month or what you know best.


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