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People designing a terminology server need to decide how they will store and access the SNOMED CT resources. This decision depends on a variety of factors including: types of Terminology services required, the technical environment in which development is undertaken and the experience of the developers.

People choosing a terminology server need to know whether the server will meet their requirements and whether it works effectively in their preferred technical environment. They will also wish to be sure it delivers the required functionality and performance. While they may not be directly interested in technical approach to representation of SNOMED CT resources, these design decisions are likely to affect the ability of a server to meet their requirements.

The following sub-sections briefly outline some of the technical options.