Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Its Out
Author Tim Uckun
At 10:51 PM 7/25/00 -0500, you wrote:
> > testing needs. Also, if ISC doesn't happen as a company, I will consider
> > seriously to leave both Borland and Interbase forever.
> >
> > C.
>I have threatened this a couple times myself. But the alternatives are no
>better. SQL Server? DBII? Oracle?? How about resurrecting Visual FoxPro? <g>

There are a slew of options and every one has good points and bad points to
go with it. Of course the market leader is sybase SQLAnywhere which costs a
pretty good penny. I have also mentioned postgres which is very nice in
linux but hard to install on windows. Other less known ones.
Frontbase, openbase, cloudbase, cache, solid, adabas-D, mSql, mysql,
MSDE/access, etc...

There are a ton of them out there and the competition for an "embedded"
database is tight indeed. IB/IBC/Inprise/Borland needs to recognize this
fact and make sure they don't fall behind.
Tim Uckun
Mobile Intelligence Unit.
"There are some who call me TIM?"