• Subject: RE: What About Price vs. Perform
  • From: D.BALE@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 12:23:00 -0400

At the high risk of jumping into this volatile thread and of potentially
embarrasing myself, could someone please distinguish how a file server is
different than a database server?

Spending the bulk of my career on the IBM midrange, I have used "database" and
"file" interchangably.  Only more recently have I come to understand (correct
me if I'm wrong) that the AS/400 has one "database", DB2/400 or whatever IBM
has renamed it to, and that we have thousands of data "files" of the physical
and logical variety.

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
  Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.
  (Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.)
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