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

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related : meta.dba.stackexchange.com/questions/11/… –  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)

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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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