February 2015 Entries

The Business Case for a Data Server

As a developer you are familiar with Web Servers, and Database Servers. Both service data, in different ways. And this creates an interesting challenge. Let’s face it: accessing data is hard. Data in databases, in XML documents, in PDF documents, in flat files, on FTP servers in a proprietary format, in cubes, in no-SQL… you name it. In addition to those storage formats, data is made available in a large variety of file formats, available through a multitude of protocols, and serviced through an ......