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Wanted: Commentary on Favorite low $ Databases

 
Siegfried Heintze
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Where is there a list of low $ cost databases? MySQL, MSQL, Sonic, Cloudscape, PostgreSQL and MSAccess would be a few.
I had never heard of Sonic before -- but I discovered it was bundled with JBOSS.
I'd love to see a chart comparing all of them and their features. There must be one on the web somewhere.
I'm trying to talk my ISP into installing a cheap database and I'm looking for recommendations. I'm not sure about the licensing. For example, I think I have to pay $ to put MySQL on a public web site -- correct?
Of course, they would have to have a JDBC Driver!
Siegfried
 
Kevin Wright
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Personally, hate Access with JDBC...But another alternative is Xindice, located at the apache.org website. It's Free, and XML-based.
Kevin
[ September 18, 2002: Message edited by: Kevin Wright ]
 
Andres Gonzalez
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well.. correct me guys if I'm wrong, but I don't think you have to pay to use mysql. I personally like MySQL, but it also depends on your requirements. For instance, postgre supports store procedure, but mysql doesnt yet (hopefully mysql 4.0 will support store procedures.)
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Kevin Wright
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I believe you do have to pay to use MySql for a commercial use. However, it's pretty cheap.
Kevin
 
Christopher Farnham
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MySQL is free of charge for those wishing to use it for private and commercial use. Those wishing to develop applications specifically using MySQL should consult MySQL's licensing section, as there is a charge for licensing the product.
Some people get MySQL mixed up with mSQL. mSQL is a completely separate product and it's commercial.
http://www.hughes.com.au/products/msql/
 
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