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> Perhaps I'm reading too much into this, but in Gray's article, the
> vision does not seem to include a middle tier. The database becomes the
> center of the universe, and pretty much everything we associate with the
> middle tier becomes part of the database.
How to distribute logic - what belongs in the database and in the middle tier --
is an ongoing debate.
The debate began when DBMS vendors (IBM, Informix, Oracle, Sybase) started
shipping SQL servers that embedded Java plug-ins in databases.
During a discussion we recorded at an XML conference, two software engineers
offerred diverse opinions. Hamish Reid's comments about this start four minutes
into the program. At the time, he worked for an SQL DBMS vendor. You'll also
hear Joe Weinstein, who represented the viewpoint of an application server
======== Ken North ===========