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From:Paul DuBois Date:April 29 1999 8:57pm
Subject:Re: Microsoft introduces IMDB (In-memory database)
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At 2:30 PM -0500 4/29/1999, Fred Lindberg wrote:
>Just thought I'd share this:
>
>PCWeek April 26, 1999 (vol 16, no 17) starting on page 1 talks about
>the new microsoft Windows 2000 adding an in-memory database "retrieving
>it [data]from cache instead of from disk, said officials of the Remond,
>Wash., company.". "``It's huge", said Jomo Moir, senior web
>technologist at CBS MarketWatch.com, a financial Web site in San
>Francisco, ...''.
>
>AFAIK, a decent OS [linux and others], does disk caching at the OS
>level. Maybe this needs to be advertized as a feature of MySQL on Linux
>2.2.x ;-)

So is this another example of Microsoft using an idea someone else
thought of, that has been in use for years, and heralding their
own use of it as "innovation"?

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Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
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Microsoft introduces IMDB (In-memory database)Fred Lindberg29 Apr
  • Re: Microsoft introduces IMDB (In-memory database)Paul DuBois30 Apr
    • Re: Microsoft introduces IMDB (In-memory database)Brian Huddleston30 Apr
    • Re: Microsoft introduces IMDB (In-memory database)Van30 Apr
  • Re: Microsoft introduces IMDB (In-memory database)Fred Read30 Apr