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I've bought MS Access and I use it because I like the interface. I downloaded Pointbase because it comes with J2EE free.
These are competing for my attention. Anyone used both and have a preference they'd like to share?
I have more difficulty with MS Access. Pointbase looks promising. I would buy DB2, but that requires an iSeries machine, and that's a no go.
Thank you in advance.
From a technical perspective, whatever you know better is more suitable for the job.
From a business perspective, it all depends on internal and external requirements ;)
Monday, May 23, 2005
==> I would buy DB2, but that requires an iSeries machine
Are you sure?
the DB2 "Universal" has been around for years. It's run on Windows for quite some time.
Take a good look at that page -- it's Windows, Windows, Windows -- all Windows, all the time.
Last I looked, Windows ran on a whole-bunch-o-other machines that specifically weren't iSeries machines.
If you like DB2 (I love(d) it -- havent worked with it since '98), then I'd do a bit more research before you immediately dismiss it.
I don't know if they sell it anymore, but there used to be a DB2 personal edition that retailed for only $39. I remember seeing it at a Fry's just a couple of years ago.
Monday, May 23, 2005
What is the intended purpose of the database? Is this for your own use or are you developing a solution?
I have no idea about Pointbase but have done a lot of development with Access and Jet. Could you indicate:
- the maximum and average number of concurrent users,
- the spread of users. LAN, WAN, Stand alone?
- The volume of data expected to be held. Number tables, number of rows.
- What's the nature of the application you're developing?
- Who's the target audience, what kind of application interfaces are they use to?
Marcus from Melbourne
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
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