Re: Is a RDBMS needed?

From: Blake Wilson <>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 12:46:17 -0400
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This is a future release that is just being developed to be released in the next 3-5 years. It is an open source application developed by some of the universities that use it. Some large universities throughout the world are currently using and contributing to it, including the University of Michigan, Indiana, Cornell, Stanford, Yale and Oxford, etc. So, it is not an small time application. I am not so worried about the current release, but the future of it. We are not currently using the application, but I am worried about where it will be in 5 years and do we want to be there?

We certainly can save a few bucks on the Oracle licensing, but at what cost? I am glad to here your concerns as well. And yes, I realize that we are all DBA's and may be somewhat prejudiced, but I think there is a some potential trouble here in a few years.

Thank you for you responses and ideas.

Received on Thu Jun 09 2011 - 11:46:17 CDT

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