Are LDAP servers considered databases for the purposes of this site?


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I'd personally say so. Just because it's not an RDBMS and doesn't speak SQL doesn't make it not a database.

When the proposal was originally in area 51, before it was renamed to 'database administrators', I put in a few questions referencing noSQL, heirarchical and network databases, and none of 'em got an off-topic vote. (they didn't rise up to the top, but they weren't voted against)

  • How is administration of such data handled? Is it done by the DBA, or are they usually all managed by the application/device? May 10, 2011 at 1:35
  • @Stan : what do you consider 'administration' ? There's still a person (although, not with the title 'DBA', but see the link above) who managed schemas, policies, replication, etc.
    – Joe
    May 10, 2011 at 13:14

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