Cripe 2007 (†452)Cripe, Billy. "Structured and Unstructured Data: What Are They?" Fusion ECM (Oracle, 13 Sep 2007).
- structured data : The labels "structured data" and "unstructured data" are often used ambiguously by different interest groups; and often used lazily to cover multiple distinct aspects of the issue. In reality, there are at least three orthogonal aspects to structure: · The structure of the data itself. · The structure of the container that hosts the data. · The structure of the access method used to access the data. ¶These three dimensions are largely independent and one does not need to imply another. For example, it is absolutely feasible and reasonable to store unstructured data in a structured database container and access it by unstructured search mechanisms. [Quoting Duncan Pauley.] (†620)