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Re: Choosing a Database



Unless you want to go non-proprietary...I would suggest Oracle, Informix
or Sybase...there are PERL (Program Extraction and Reporting Language)
interfaces to all of these databases that are SQL based and therefore
semi-portable.  We use PERL to extract data from Oracle and present
it as 'virtual' HTML documents within Mosaic for a large Navy application
with no problems...
Frank Dreano (Logisitics Management Decision Support System)

On Thu, 6 Apr 1995, David Dumaresq wrote:

> Could you advise on selecting a database for a Web application? 
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> I am developing a Web application that will store user requests 
> containing multiple text strings. I estimate the number of requests to 
> reach the 100 thousands and each record would be approximately 2k in size.
> The text fields average 512k each.
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> The database should have good text search functions as well as an 
> efficient way of locating records based on their text content. 
> 
> I don't know what other things to consider in this type of application, 
> please make any suggestions you feel are important.
> 
> 
> Thanks for your help,
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