CHAPTER 2

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The Future of Relational Databases

In Chapter 1, you learned that modern data-driven web sites built using ASP.NET 4.5 are capable of consuming data from a variety of sources. That being said, relational databases are leading in terms of their use in the enterprise and are the most widely used source of data for dynamic web sites. Relational databases make most sense in web applications that act as an interface for transactions waiting to happen within or outside the enterprise. The transactions could be between users or between users and systems. For web sites that are more like content-driven blogs, forums, and social sites, another ...

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