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SAP HANA Cookbook by Ganesh Mahadevan V., Chandrasekhar Mankala

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Explaining traditional databases and bottlenecks

Traditional databases are arranged by fields, records, and files. A field is defined as a single piece of information; a record is one complete set of fields; and a file is a collection of records. This recipe explains traditional databases and the bottlenecks in using them.

How it works…

Let us look at the features of traditional databases in this section.

Traditional databases

The traditional databases available today support only the storage of data. The data may be coming in from a variety of data sources, that is, data may be in an unstructured format or from data marts, operational datastores, data warehouses, and so on. Every year, a massive amount of data is being created, and for an organization, ...

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