LDAP Mythology | Business intelligence, data warehousing and analytics editorial from DMReview:
Myth: LDAP is a directory.
Truth: LDAP is an access protocol.
How many times have you heard (or even used) the term “LDAP directory?” It seems that the words “LDAP” and “directory” have been used together so often that they have essentially become synonymous, leading to some unconscious misstatements, which can lead to more important mistakes.
In truth, LDAP is an access protocol , as the AP in its name clearly states – not a directory. In light of this fact, the frequently repeated reference to “storing data in LDAP” seems rather nonsensical. After all, you can’t store data in a protocol, right? No one says, “Let’s store the data in TCP/IP” because they know that TCP/IP is a protocol that specifies the format of data transmissions over a network – not a physical location for holding data. Ditto for LDAP. For some reason, though, the incongruity of such a statement doesn’t seem to register when framed in the context of directory data.
The rest of the “Myth/Truth” exposition is equally rewarding.
It just isn’t easy or simple or inexpensive.
ANNOUNCING THE GENERAL AVAILABILITY OF
ORACLE RDB PRODUCT FAMILY PRODUCTION RELEASE 7.2
FOR OPENVMS ITANIUM(R)-BASED AND ALPHASERVER SYSTEMS
Oracle Corporation is pleased to announce the production release
of version 7.2 of the Oracle Rdb product family. All product
family components are available for download from MetaLink
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DBMS2 — DataBase Management System Services:
Welcome to the DBMS2 blog
Categories: Housekeeping — Curt Monash @ 2:12 pm
This is the first blog I’ve ever administered, and it was launched in a hurry so that I could follow up on my column introducing the DBMS2 concept. In other words, it’s very much under construction.
HP OpenVMS Transition Modules
The HP Alpha RetainTrust program is part of the HP commitment to providing
long-term business continuity for AlphaServer systems customers. The OpenVMS AlphaServer systems to
OpenVMS Integrity servers transition modules demonstrate the business value of moving forward
with HP by providing information to help
plan and design the transition to OpenVMS on Integrity servers.
How to Find 10 Million Developers
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