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Re: What is the best platform for Business

From: Jason Hihn <jhihn(at)paytimepayroll(dot)com>
To: Akan T Rajah <akan(at)weblords(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: What is the best platform for Business
Date: 2003-02-21 15:47:48
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Stay away from Informix. That's a $20,000 wasted, and with an uncertain
future IMHO.

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From: pgsql-advocacy-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
[mailto:pgsql-advocacy-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org]On Behalf Of Akan T Rajah
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 3:52 PM
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: [pgsql-advocacy] What is the best platform for Business
application development




> Hello Everyone.
>     If you had a change to do everything all over what would you do. I
mean
> that if you had a chance to rewrite your application what would you choose
> as your main database and what would you choose as the development
> language/tool. I know many of you would be biased to the one you are using
> most of the time, so lets here your opinion. I know similar question was
> asked back in 2001, I think the industry has changed we can talk about it
> again.
>
> Assumption is that you are rewriting everything, and the application is
for
> external users - i.e for resale. Typical clients should be from demo users
> (free), single users, to large number of users. It should be able to run
on
> multiple platform /OS - Win32, Linux, Unix, Palm OS 5.0 etc. And also be
> able to have a web front end.
>
> Progress lacks a demo version as progress client requires license - unless
> progress works on the Developer's Briefcase from PosseNet.org for this.
MSDE
> is good for this since it is free to distribute and you can have some
> multi-user capabilities too , it is also easy to port to SQL2000 for high
> volume, High users. - SQL2000 is compariable to Progress on a Windows
> platform. When you introduce Palm and Pocket PC, Sybase's SQL Anywhere
looks
> good. So lets here all your comments.  (I am cross posting this to others
db
> users groups - and  will try to summarize the results). No Microsoft
> bashing, if they are good then let it be.
>
> Some of the Database are:
> 1) Informix - May be IBM do not want this anymore
> 2) DB2 Universe
> 3) MySQL
> 4) Progress
> 5) PostgreSQL
> 6) FirebirdSQL
> 7) InterBase
> 8) Oracle
> 9) SQLAnywhere from Sybase
> 10) HSQ
> 11) Sapdb from Sapdb.com
> 12) Sqlite
> 13) BerkeleyDb from sleepycat.com - very good for small foot print
> 14) Code Base
> 15) MSDE and SQL2000
>
> Languages
> 1) Progress 4GL
> 2) Informix 4GL
> 3) PowerBuilder
> 4) SheerPower4GL - only windows
> 5) Sun One (Formally Forte)
> 6) Aubit4GL
> 7) RPG-II
> 8) .NET
> 9) Java
>
> Tools
> 1) Borland Suite
> 2) CodeWorrior Suite
> 3) Progress Provision
> 4) Websphere
> 5) Sun One
> 6) Visual Studio.NET
> 7) Satellite Form
> 8) Welogic from Bea
> 9) Other open source
>
> You guys can add your own too.
>
> Akan T Rajah
> www.weblords.com
>


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