Re: LOB compression

From: Jeremy <>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 14:13:38 +0100
Message-ID: <MPG.28a2085f39bd9fd989939_at_News.Individual.NET>

In article <>, says...
> On Tue, 02 Aug 2011 09:19:54 +0100, Jeremy wrote:
> >> Maybe DB2 can be a viable alternative? From 9.7 onwards it has a rather
> >> good "Oracle compatibility mode", so you can run existing PL/SQL with
> >> almost no changes.
> >>
> >>
> > Is there an equivalent to the "web pl/sql toolkit" on DB2?
> >
> That is not really important. I am not sure why were web functions
> integrated with the database in the first place? Relational database must
> be good at storing and retrieving the data, not deal with the user
> interface. Web is a UI and doesn't really belong to the RDBMS world. My
> personal preference for dealing with web is a scripting language like PHP.
> I am not sure that turning a database into web server makes much sense.
> As of version 10, it is possible to do just that, by using
> DBMS_XDB.SETHTTPPORT. Unfortunately, management of this "web server" is
> convoluted and complex, I definitely do prefer Apache to do my web
> serving. There are programs for checking Apache logs, there are
> additional modules like PHP, Perl and Python, there are monitors and
> programs that secure it and programs that will help you configure it.
> There is nothing like that within Oracle RDBMS. As a web server Oracle
> RDBMS is far inferior to Apache and even to IIS.

Actually Mladen you missed the point (not that I explicitly stated what that point was - left for the reader to guess!) - the "web pl/sql toolkit" is a set of PL/SQL packages which are then utilised by an apache (Oracle HTTP Server) plug-in (mod_plsql)

My interest was stirred at the idea that a PL/SQL application might run on DB2 - and if there was a way in which a web application built using the web pl/sql toolkit might also be able to run.

Oracle does have an HTTP server built-in (I forget its name) - but that is additional to the web pl/sql toolkit.

Received on Tue Aug 02 2011 - 08:13:38 CDT

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