A New Means To Store And Retrieve Computer Information

When Capt. Grace Hopper invented the first compiler for the U.S. Navy, computers were freed from complete dependence upon binary language to perform every task. This made language-based operating systems and programming possible. From that point forward, it became possible to organize data according to lists of tasks, then lists of files to sort through. Computer software evolved along that pathway to produce very complex programs for data management.

Now, while this made possible the library-like storage and retrieval of files and programs, it also set its own limitations upon how files could be named and cataloged in memory. Files are objects. Their storage depends upon relational lists keying specific identification protocols. So the task computer programmers have been faced with has been to change data from object to relational forms and back again in order to find any particular file. This entailed a great deal of time-consuming work on the part of programmers to try to create mapping systems that are object-based rather than list-based. Most of these efforts met with little to no success.

Recently, a whole new database management system was developed. This new manager is not based upon two-dimensional tables to perform information storage and retrieval. This new system is a direct object-based catalog storing documents. Imagine that the first system was something like a card catalog in a library, with its files in drawers organized by initial and section number. The new manager is more akin to a map one can directly view to pick out specific items visually. No longer bound to the limitations of the list form, the object-based manager can directly access the file after a quick scan of its own data map. A file can be stored with whatever file name the user desires, rendered in the form convenient to that user.

Multiple advantages present themselves through this object-based storage and retrieval manager. With the capacity to handle diverse categories of information, user profiles and accounts can be easily cataloged. Content management is greatly facilitated due to the functional ability to store different collections of data. The intact storage of records makes possible the easy handling of form data regardless of the addition or subtraction of field tables over time. It can easily store and process messages regardless of form type and content, structured log data, graphs, location based data, and system configuration is far easier. You can learn about it all at this link.