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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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I'm have gotten board using JAVA/JDBC ODBC flat files & ODBC ms-access databases. I hope someone out there can help me.
I can acrosss the CloudScape DB engine while reviewing the J2EE.
I was wondering if anyone has used the CloudScape DB engine?
Is it a good product...?
Is it easy to install...?
Does it interact well with JAVA...?
*** Just downloaded and installed CloudScape
. download was easy 20+ meg
. install needs jdk but that was no problem
. system is easy to use
. time will tell if this is a good db-engine
[This message has been edited by monty6 (edited August 18, 2000).]
Jesse Tilly
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Joined: Jun 25, 2000
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Cloudscape 2.1 is part of the default WebLogic install. It is used for single user development and evaluation purposes. The real Cloudscape (R3, I think) costs money per seat. We considered it as a small DB for embedding onto a POS machine...unfortunately when you multiply $110 by 3000, it's a much larger number than we wanted...but I digress
Cloudscape is very easy to use, install and configure (not in any order). Developing to it is like any other JDBC or JDBC-pooling development. Should Oracle or IBM be worried? Probably not. Informix (the maker of Cloudscape) has other products to compete with Oracle and DB2. Does cloudscape satisfy the basic need of a local data store/repository for remote apps? Definitely. It's pure-java tag also means it's quite portable. Wouldn't be surprised if someone found a way to get it onto a Palm pilot....wait, I have put it on a Pilot.
Just kidding. However, it's only ~4MB of jars. A Visor, IIIC, Vx or m300 just might be able to handle it. A 16MB palm? definitely.
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thanks for you input....
it will be fun to teach myself how to use it...
but i will not be spending alot of time with it...
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