Friday, September 23, 2005

Fit for Purpose

The introduction of new EU retention legislation means that even a small to medium telecommunications network operator will need to retain 100 billion (or so) call detail records on-line and accessible for query. Let’s hope that not too many operators throw an OLTP database at it...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

see what this proposal needs is people who actually know some shit about data storage/management. u think any of those EU gimps have a clue how much trouble all this is gonna cause?

3:41 PM  
Blogger Duncan said...

I suspect the EU commission has a very good idea about the issues involved because the network operators have been complaining about the cost implications. But the real problem here is that everybody assumes you can only solve this with a standard database.

4:41 PM  

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