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By: Rob Hailstone and
Classification: Research Report

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This report examines the database technology which is available for managing application requirements which are not accommodated adequately by the relational model. While hardly a formal definition, the relational model can – for these purposes – be summarised as the management of information which is essentially alphanumeric in nature and which can be reduced to a number of simple tables each dealing with a particular type of business entity (in other words – a ‘normalised’ model where it is not possible to further simplify the tabular structure).

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