Re: SQL servers other than Microsoft

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Fri, 19 Jun 1998 11:34:23 -0700

Robert H. Clugston wrote:
> Has anyone put their SQL database on a Linux box using mySQL. Since it is
> ODBC compliant this shouldn't be to hard. I've also seen a mySQL servers in
> production. It is many, many times faster than Microsoft SQL.

At present it would be pretty challenging to run Emerald against
anything except MS SQL Server, since Emerald uses the native DB-LIB
interface (which I really doubt mySQL does). The v3 release of
Emerald will work against other databases than MS and will be
ODBC compatable. On a true comaparison of database systems,
SQL Server holds its own against sybase and Oracle. I'm sure
its possible to trim a lot of the features to get better
speed, but do you really want to run your mission critical
applications on that kind of a database system?

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