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Re: Major features for 9.1

From: Thomas Kellerer <spam_eater(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Major features for 9.1
Date: 2011-05-04 13:07:57
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Joshua Tolley, 04.05.2011 15:02:
> On Mon, May 02, 2011 at 05:02:21PM +0100, Simon Riggs wrote:
>> I'm betting that only about 10% of people that care about databases
>> would know what SQL/MED is. Much better to say "Distributed Database
>> (Read-only)", or similar.
>
> At first glance, "distributed database" makes me think only of two-phase
> commit, rather than SQL/MED. Perhaps it would be better to use words like
> "management of external data" or "foreign data sources".

Oracle and Firebird call this "External tables".

Regards
Thomas




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