NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine

The NHS has ripped the Oracle backbone from a national patient database system and inserted NoSQL running on an open-source stack. Spine is the NHS’s main secure patient database and messaging platform, spanning a vast estate of blades and SANs. Spine1 had to change to respond to the changing needs of the NHS, says the Health and Social Care Information Center (HSCIC) – the NHS organisation running the system. HSCIC believes open source and NoSQL will be easier to live with.
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