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

related :… – Joe Mar 7 '11 at 17:59
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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? – StanleyJohns May 10 '11 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 '11 at 13:14

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