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Linux Shared Memory and Your MultiValue Database


These days if you are running a MultiValue database, most of your users and executives expect instant access to their data. In the good old days (sometime before I was even doing this technology thing), there was the "Data Processing" department. The Data Processing department took care of the database, often developed new applications, and ran the reports for the users and executives. Today, the users want the ability to run their own reports and "drill down" on the data to be able find what they are looking for easily and quickly. If you find yourself the only MultiValue developer in your company, without a lot of funding, you may be thinking, "Yeah, Yeah, my company will never buy any tool to do that anyway, so what's the point? Plus, I haven't got the time to figure out how to write that kind of a tool."

If you find yourself reading this and remembering the good old days, take heart, because you aren't an old dog. You're just experienced, and you have a lot you can still teach to the new dogs, while learning some new tricks.

Age and history aside though, in the present, let's take a step back for a moment, and consider fundamentally, "What do I need to get my users quicker, instant access to my data?"


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