[geeks] Oh my god...
chris at yonderway.com
Fri Nov 29 12:56:52 CST 2002
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On Friday, November 29, 2002, at 01:51 PM, Ross Alexander wrote:
> Our Vacular Surgery department is intent on buying an Access
> that, according to the vendor, takes 20~30 minutes to just open over
Advise them to walk, not run, from this. I've done some work in
healthcare and I realize the liability for failing applications can be
tremendous. Access and more specifically the Jet database back end
were never designed for anything more than prototyping or small desktop
database apps. Things get REALLY bad when you have multiple concurrent
hits to the database, and corruption is almost a given. I ran into
this with Intel LANDesk which uses the Jet back end (but can be
upgraded to SQL Server).
So aside from the performance issues, and screwy things where the
entire database is dumped onto the client desktop, there are very real
issues with the database being corrupted terribly by multiple
concurrent hits or by scaling too big (I've seen both).
Chris Hedemark .. Hillsborough, NC .. http://yonderway.com
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