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Which database...

You could do something really counter-revolutionary and go with U2
(from IBM) or another multivalue solution!

>From what I understand, they require a LOT less care and feeding..
which is why there are so few people around working on the things..
once they're set up to do their thing they just 'run'.. at least based
on my research so far.



On 6/15/05, Jack Coats <jack at> wrote:
> >From what I have seen Oracle or IBMs DB2 would be my choice on any platform.
> MS SQL seems to ham string you on what you can and cannot do.  Sybase is
> another strong second teer DB.
> Again, it all depends on your application.  If you are MS tied, MS SQL is
> fine, for single server small databases MS Jet is better (i.e. free), Access
> is an also ran that is between.
> MY SQL is supported on MS and all the various *NIX platforms I know of.
> Their newer enterprise level version I havn't heard much about.  But given
> the quality of the code in the past it is probably worthwhile looking into.
> IMHO, If you project can stand it, code to be DB agnostic.  I like DB2 and
> MySQL best, Oracle is find but seems to take lots of attention if you are
> doing anything but the most blad implementation.  Patching on Oracle seems
> to be a religious experience and takes forever.  I don't know how DB2 is, as
> I haven't been a participant in that part of the efforts.  MS SQL has the
> problem of being on MS platforms, and updates seem to be problematic at
> times.
> In short, all DBs have problemes.  Whose problems do you want to deal with?
> Sorry for the rambling response...
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