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Re: Database of choice

by princepawn (Parson)
on Aug 10, 2001 at 20:04 UTC ( #103927=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Database of choice

Informix is great. I especially loved that text tool to use with the database... forgot it's name

However, they got bought out by IBM and so I don't feel their future is so bright.

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Re: Re: Database of choice
by wardk (Deacon) on Aug 13, 2001 at 23:58 UTC

    I think the text interface tools you are thinking of would be dbaccess.

    Their load/unload tools also rock in that they are fast and real easy to learn and run ( dbunload/dbload ). I especially like the ability to just unload delimited data via plain 'ol sql....much easier than Oracle's SQL*Plus where you use spool and get just more of the same ugly output, or sqlldr which requires a control file.

    my main beef with informix is that it takes a supreme being to get DBD/DBI compiled with HPUX.

    imho, IBM buying informix is a good thing if you are a customer, IBM rarely orphans paying customers. and if Lotus is an indicator, Informix folks will be around long past their relevence in the industry. :-)

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