[Biojava-l] Database Management Systems
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.