"Databases"

Will CAD / PLM companies develop DB management systems?

Will CAD / PLM companies develop DB management systems?

The history of databases and database management systems knows many periods. Most of us developed strong association between database management systems and relational databases (RDBMS). Since 1970s, when Edgar Codd invented relational database during his work at IBM, RDBS became widely adopted. For the last 20-30 years, most of PDM / PLM…

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Will Open Source Databases Make PLM Affordable?

Will Open Source Databases Make PLM Affordable?

Budget and cost. These are important elements of every IT solution. PLM is not an exclusion from this list. There are lots of debates about PLM systems cost lately. Few days ago, I was discussing one element of PLM system total cost of ownership related to “up-front cost” – The…

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PLM Graph Alert

PLM Graph Alert

Graphs are fascinating. I think, we like graphs more and more these days. I like graphs a lot because in my view graphs are reflecting a variety of relationships we have in real life and computer applications. Design and manufacturing software has a lot of dependencies on graph data models….

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PLM: from EGOsystem to ECOsystem

PLM: from EGOsystem to ECOsystem

I just came back AU2012 in Las Vegas. Among many meetings, I had during AU, I attended Innovation Forum – The Reality of the cloud. The reality of events these days that you can attend actively by participating in social networking via Twitter. One of the tweets during the cloud…

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PLM migrations and database wars

PLM migrations and database wars

Migration. This is a word any IT and PDM/PLM manager is afraid to hear. In my view, it is one of the most painful things in enterprise software. The obvious reasons for migrations are related to IT infrastructure upgrades, need to move to the next PDM / PLM version and…

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