Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) provide you the ability to store large amounts of relational (tabular) records in many interlinked tables. A query language called SQL (the Structured Query Language) is used to create tables, insert/update records, and perform complex queries on the data.
In DoC, we support the following RDBMS implementations:
PostgreSQL, a high-quality open-source RDBMS, originally created as a reimplementation of Ingres;
Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft's flagship SQL server implementation, which is remarkably similar to the old Unix RDBMS, Sybase.
Current PostgreSQL services offered include:
db.doc.ic.ac.uk, running PostgreSQL 8.3, intended for general teaching and educational use;
db-research.doc.ic.ac.uk, running PostgreSQL 7.4, dedicated for DoC research group activities. Soon to be upgraded.
Current Microsoft SQL services offered include:
db-ms.doc.ic.ac.uk, running SQL Server 2003, intended for general teaching and educational use.
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