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Re: [school-discuss] Web-based School Administration...

    OK, I haven't checked out open source dbs for about 1.5-2 years, but it
sounds like there are enough reasons to check out the latest crop of dbs.

Of all the available open source dbs, which do you think could best fit my

* Advanced SQL query capabilities - (full SQL-92 support, sub-queries,
correlated sub-queries, temp tables, derived tables, indexed
views/manifested views, etc)
* Scalability -  excellent concurrent transaction control, w/ good lock
* Maintenance - good tools for automated backups, index optimizations, etc.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dominique Broeglin" <broeglin@essi.fr>
To: <schoolforge-discuss@schoolforge.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 3:24 AM
Subject: Re: [school-discuss] Web-based School Administration...

> On Tue, 2003-08-26 at 23:13, David Frankson wrote:
> >     Whoa... I don't think I've ever been called the "Microsoft guy", and
> > doubt that any "Microsoft guys" would ever subscribe to this list  :-)
> >
> > As I said before, I would like nothing more than to switch our entire
> > product infrastructure over to open source, but I have been unable to
find a
> > db that could adaquately replace SQL Server.  This topic started when I
> > asked Les his opinion on Firebird scalability, since its the only open
> > source db I haven't checked out.   If anything, I don't blindly declare
> > Microsoft products bad, and all open source products good without fully
> > evaluating them.  SQL Server's greatest fault is that its a Microsoft
> > product, but technically its an excellent database server. (I'm pretty
> > that's not the proverbial line that Microsoft advocates use.)
> >
> Hello,
> Do you know SapDB (don't stop at the name it's completely GPLed ;-) ?
> I've used a lot of open source database from (mSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL,
> Firebird and now SapDB) but SapDB is the only one that has the
> "enterprise" features I was looking for. It's a fork of the AdabasD
> system made available to the open source community by SAP.
> Cheers,
> Dom
> ps: http://www.sapdb.org
> > Until recently MySQL has been rather lacking in features compared to a
> > mature open source db like Postgres.  MySQL is just now getting basic
> > subquery functionality, and thats a feature that was in Sybase long
> > Microsoft ever created their branch.  4.1 is the first version I'd ever
> > consider using for a large district SIS database.
> >