[rescue] Re: Being jobless

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Mon Jul 28 12:31:41 CDT 2003

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:

> > > On a related note, what about other "enterprise grade" databases
> > > like SAP DB, or Firebird.  Both appear to have much enterprise
> > > usage...
> > >
> > > Anyone tried any of them on nice beefy SMP machines (particularly,
> > > Irix, Solaris, or HP-UX)?
> >
> > DB2 runs really nice on big IBM mainframes.
> Yes, I'm quite sure it does.  But that configuration costs big bucks,
> where as SAP DB or Firebird on a nice E420R is not so big bucks.  Thus,
> the question about people's experience with them.

It doesn't necessarily cost big bucks.  You buy a database installation
sized to your app, and you sell the rest of your processor time.

Peace...  Sridhar

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