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Infinispan Data Grid Platform Definitive Guide by Wagner Roberto dos Santos

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Points to consider about relational databases

A Database Management System (DBMS) is a set of programs that is used to store and manipulate data. Relational databases have become overwhelmingly popular over the last four decades. Much of this success is due to the Structured Query Language (SQL), which is feature-rich and uses a simple, declarative syntax.

SQL was first officially adopted as an ANSI standard in 1986; since that time, it's gone through several revisions and has also been extended with vendor proprietary syntax such as Microsoft's T-SQL and Oracle's PL/SQL, to provide additional implementation-specific features.

In the early days, before the advent of modern web development, most development projects were standalone data centric applications, ...

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