Subject Re: [ib-support] Multiple Databases?
Author Ann W. Harrison
At 07:36 PM 3/15/2001 -0800, Charles Stanley wrote:

>Is there any truth to the rumor that Jim may be developing an RDBMS to be
>distributed by NetfraStructure?

I've known Jim for 25 years. In that time, there have been seven
years when he was not working on a database - and for five of those,
he was under a strict non-compete. The current market for databases
is dreadful. On the one hand you have Microsoft with MSDE which
pretty much covers the low end. On the other you have Oracle. In
the middle is the SQL standard with its three huge tomes of features
and rules that the two ends use to batter any new market entry.

So Jim's not building a database. He's building a content store
as part of a web-application development and deployment environment.
(My god, did I actually write that! Yuck!) Yes it's SQL based.
Yes it has a JDBC interface. Yes it is innovative and no it is
not a database because no one wants another database.