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From: "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jonah(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Hans-Juergen Schoenig" <postgres(at)cybertec(dot)at>
Cc: "Lukas Kahwe Smith" <smith(at)pooteeweet(dot)org>, "Christopher Browne" <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: SAPDB/MaxDB
Date: 2007-01-12 14:45:43
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On 1/11/07, Hans-Juergen Schoenig <postgres(at)cybertec(dot)at> wrote:
> theoretically this is all fine but did you every try using it?

Actually, yes.

> say, something which is beyond "select * from table".

Most certainly.

> it is a nightmare.

No it's not.

> the documentation sucks and whenever something goes
> wrong I'd highly suggest to quickly donate to the church to make sure
> that at least god considers helping you.

Nope, I've always had great support from SAP with SAP DB.

> i also remember funny bugs such as "i cannot replay my binary backup
> because of error 43412341234123123213412412542314214").

Hmm, I can think of similar bugs in EVERY other database.

> maxdb is far from good and if you ever looked at the code in there you
> will soon find out that this is not what you want to use.

While the code isn't laid out very nicely, it isn't that bad if you
know understand the subsystems.  The main PITA is the proprietary
build tools/environment... I recall having major issues getting their
translator to work on FreeBSD.

> to me maxdb is more of a marketing name than a serious database.


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