I've been told that a database has to be a DOS platform database in order to store huge amounts of data. Is this...
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true? What are the best types of databases and what platforms do they run on?
Not true. There are many companies with multi-terabyte, even petabyte implementations on Oracle, Teradata, Informix, Sybase, DB2, etc. These larger implementations will usually be on UNIX platforms include SUN-Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, or IBM AS/400 or IBM MVS mainframes.
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