What's Wrong with the (Database) Picture?
Fabian Pascal has a national and international reputation as an independent database industry analyst, consultant, author and lecturer specializing in relational technology. He was affiliated with Codd & Date and for more than 13 years held various analytical and management positions in the private and public sectors, has taught and lectured at the business and academic levels, and advised vendor and user organizations on database technology, strategy and implementation. Clients include IBM, Census Bureau, CIA, Apple, Borland, Cognos, UCSF, IRS. He is co-founder and editor of DATABASE DEBUNKINGS (www.firstsql.com/dbdebunk/), a web site dedicated to dispelling prevailing fallacies and misconceptions in the database industry, where C.J. Date is a senior contributor. He has contributed extensively to most trade publications, including Database Programming and Design, DBMS, DataBased Advisor, Byte, Infoworld and Computerworld. His third book, PRACTICAL ISSUES IN DATABASE MANAGEMENT - A GUIDE FOR THE THINKING PRACTITIONER (Addison Wesley, June 2000), serves as text for a seminar bearing the same name (http//www.firstsql.com/dbdebunk/fp1s.htm). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.