[Seaside] [RFT] New web project
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:
>  most folks aren't used to it
>  it's not as easy to port an existing application
>  most folks don't have access to an ODBMS as readily as an
> RDBMS (MySQL, SqlLite, PostGres, etc.)
>  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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