To what extent were relational DBMS created because drive space wasn't cheap and processing power was weak? Big, flat tables weren't helpful in either case years ago.
Now I've staked my career on SQL Server, so don't just jump all over me. But I've seen this point brought up elsewhere and wondered how bad it would be to just use flat tables. All the other software may not be dead, but it is
bloated! Why not databases too? Summary tables could be created on the side too, which of course helps performance.
Video graphics cards work in a brute force, but kind of a dumb way. But they do work - right?
Someone respectfully prove me wrong. Please. (Because frankly, I'm a little worried.)
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