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Is a DOS platform database required to store huge amounts of data?

I've been told that a database has to be a DOS platform database in order to store huge amounts of data. Is this 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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This was first published in November 2002

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