[Biojava-l] Database Management Systems

Matt Harrington matt@msg.ucsf.edu
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 10:31:08 -0800

I don't have experience with AS400s, but I have used Oracle, SQL Server, 
and mysql (which is debatedly not even a RDBMS).  Why are you tied to 
either Oracle or AS400?  And by AS400 I presume you mean DB2, right?  

I've been very impressed with SQL Server.  Everything is a fight in 
Oracle, and it's just so simple in SS.  If you check the TPC benchmarks 
you'll see that it's no slouch either.  It's also a fraction the cost of 
Oracle.  But the big win is that you don't have to devote a full person to 
being a DBA.  I don't know about you, but I have better things to do than 
dork with database management all day.

It took me a while to get used to thinking of Microsoft when I thought of 
enterprise software, but I've been happy with what I've found so far.