15. Guidelines for Selecting a Database
“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.”
—ELEANOR ROOSEVELTPOLITICIAN, ACTIVIST, AND DIPLOMAT
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Developers have never had as many good database options as they have today. Relational databases have a long and proven track record of successful use in a wide range of applications. These databases have been so successful they virtually eliminated the widespread use of earlier database models, such as file-based, hierarchical, and network databases. It was not until the advent of commercial web systems, such as search engines, that relational databases strained ...