CHAPTER 10

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Data Models and Storage

A model’s just an imitation of the real thing.

—Mae West

The ocean flows of online information are all streaming together, and the access tools are becoming absolutely critical. If you don’t index it, it doesn’t exist. It’s out there but you can’t find it, so it might as well not be there.

—Barbara Quint

The relational database model provided a strong theoretical foundation for the representation of data that eliminated redundancy and maximized flexibility of data access. Many next-generation database systems, particularly those of the NewSQL variety, continue to embrace the relational model: their innovations ...

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