[ILUG] Linux databases
dneary at informix.com
Mon Dec 18 12:45:03 GMT 2000
I've heard some good stiories about Informix IDS on Linux while I've
been working here - apparrently when it's up & running Informix is
better(*) than Oracle on Linux, and I know of a couple of people who
left here to set up businesses, and tried postgres for a while, and
ended up forking out for Informix IDS.
That said, their licencing schemes are reputed to be not the nicest.
It's another option, at least. FWIW, if you were going to use a free
one, I'd personally go with postgres.
Michael Turley wrote:
> This is a question that has been asked countless times
> ..a customer of the company I work for is looking to
> implement a commercial service which looks as if it
> could be database intensive. Transaction handling is a
> I was asked if we should consider Oracle - I said we
> should but that it is very pricey and needs alot of
> qualified looking after. The other Linux based
> alternative I am aware of is PostgreSQL which I
> haven't used.
> Has anybody on the list experience of implementing a
> high volume ecommerce application on Linux and would
> you like to share your opinion on relevant databases?
> My experience is limited to Oracle on a commercial
> Unix and mysql on Linux. The lads here think that SQL
> server on NT/2000 might be a worthwhile option, if
> only in a commercial sense.
> Mr. Michael Turley
> Gracious winner, Generous lover, All round great guy.
Software engineer, Informix Dublin.
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