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Re: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects

by nikosv (Chaplain)
on Jul 10, 2008 at 16:37 UTC ( #696748=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects

When looking for an open source database give a try to Ingres.
It's the very first RDBMS product, very mature and reliable. It has a fine transaction engine,runs on many platforms, has many connectivity options such as native .NET data provider , DBI etc
and has many features such as writing ESQL/C programs, ABF/4GL and Openroad a tool for rapid development which can also be used to bring rich applications on the web.
It's left behind marketing wise because as a company they had structuring problems but now they released it on open source.
I've been using II 2.6 on Unix for 5+ years now and although the version I use is old and lacks features I still find it a solid product.But the new Ingres 2006 is a different proposition all together.
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Re^2: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 14, 2008 at 04:44 UTC
    Ingres is old, and openroad was definitely garbage in terms of GUI. Since you mentioned, I checked out their web site, openroad looks a bit different now. I may download and play with it a bit. The 4GL thing didn't really work out, and is no longer a topic.
      The 4GL thing didn't really work out, and is no longer a topic.
      Can you be more specific?I don't think that this is true.There are millions of programs and robust applications made by using ABF/4GL code during the 90's and are still being developed/maintained.
      Furthermore the language that Openroad uses is 4GL with object oriented extensions.You can literally copy and paste 'old' procedural ABF code that works in Unix into Openroad and with minor changes in declarations here and there you can have a fully blown GUI application,thus to use Openroad you have to know 4GL.So I don't see where it did not work out.

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