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    if you couldn't use a database server such as mysql or oracle, what would you use? xml? flat file?
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    BerkleyDB. It's file-based, but still quite easy to work with.

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    if i couldn't use a database server such as mysql or oracle, i would kill myself, and take a few others with me, for surely the world would be on the brink of destruction anyway

    oops, did i just say that out loud?

    if i couldn't use a database server, i would use access

    a ha ha ha ha ha !!

    okay, if you want to classify access in with database servers (i would too), then seriously, i would use an odbc driver for excel, and use sql anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937
    an uzi

    if i couldn't use a database server such as mysql or oracle, i would kill myself, and take a few others with me, for surely the world would be on the brink of destruction anyway

    oops, did i just say that out loud?

    if i couldn't use a database server, i would use access

    a ha ha ha ha ha !!

    okay, if you want to classify access in with database servers (i would too), then seriously, i would use an odbc driver for excel, and use sql anyway

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    I've recently been turned to Firebird DB, any comments about that database? I did search sitepoint, however there has only been 14 posts, which mention it, and they're about 2 years old? I currently have it enabled on the server (as of today) and would be interested in using it as the admin mentioned it was faster than SQL Server & MySQL when he ran the same queries.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy, admin
    damn right! Very impressed with firebird atm -- using it to run a few million records in a couple of windows apps. Speed is beating MS SQL and MySQL consitantly.
    [1], if anyone has some decent resources for FireBird please post them.

    Thanks.

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    i know there are firebird forums at devshed.com and tek-tips.com
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