[Seaside] [RFT] New web project

Jason Johnson jbjohns at libsource.com
Fri Nov 10 21:14:49 UTC 2006

Jason Rogers wrote:
> On 11/9/06, Jason Johnson <jbjohns at libsource.com> wrote:
>> Well ODBMS is mostly (if not completely) hierarchical, no?  I mean like
>> LDAP.  If that is the case then those two strategies are very
>> different.  There are things that are simple to model in a hierarchical
>> database that are hard, if even possible, in a relational database.  And
>> vice versa.
> I didn't mean to imply that the strategies weren't different.  I was
> speaking to the decision making process for using an RDBMS.  Rails
> could have be done with an ODBMS, but then adoption would have
> severely suffered because:
>    [1] most folks aren't used to it
>    [2] it's not as easy to port an existing application
>    [3] most folks don't have access to an ODBMS as readily as an
> RDBMS (MySQL, SqlLite, PostGres, etc.)
>    [4] other reasons.

Ok, well I honestly didn't know for sure.  My team at my old company had 
evaluated ODMS's but I'm a little foggy on the details.  But I agree, 
unless there is some big payback then RDBMS seems much more well known 
and likely to be at the customer site already.

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