Re: Is a RDBMS needed?

From: Blake Wilson <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:41:50 -0400
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To continue this wonderful story, our developers set up a conference call with our technical people to the some high ranking technical people for the application. I was informed that I was working with old information. The new version of the LMS application will actually use a database (Apache Derby, MYSQL, Postgres or finally Oracle). It will also be able to use Apache Cassandra. Cassandra is a NoSQL database. This seemed to be the preferred approach by their technical people, but at least I am not tied to it.

The bottom line is that although the new version has been released, it is still going through major modifications and information is not readily found as to what it looks like this week or next month. Who know what it will look like when I finally have to go to it in a few years? Maybe, I will be retired by then.


On 6/9/2011 12:46 PM, Blake Wilson wrote:
> 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.
> Blake
> --

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