UNIX database software?

John S. Moses jmoses at genetics.uchicago.edu
Sat Jan 10 00:17:41 EST 1998

Hi Carla,

Check out the following sites.  They may be robust enough for what you would

like to do, but web-enabling them is well documented.

SQL Databases:
PostgreSQL:    http://www.postgresql.org/
MiniSQL:         http://www.hughes.com.au/
MySQL:          http://www.tcx.se/

Server-side web-scripting:
PHP/FI:            http://php.iquest.net/

Hope that helps...John.

Carla Kuiken wrote:

> We're a small group maintaining a sequence database on a UNIX platform.
> We're currently using Sybase for our database work, but this is getting
> prohibilively expensive, so we're looking for an alternative.
> The database is not large, but it's fairly complicated. We're in the
> process providing web access to it (which is why Sybase suddenly wants a
> lot more money for the license). We store genetic sequences and
> background info, and are currently adding links to Medline, Genbank etc.
> What database programs (if any) do other people use for this type of
> work? There must be more to choose from than just Informix, Sybase and
> Oracle, but we haven't seen much yet. Any tips, advice or horror stories
> much appreciated! Thanks very much in advance.
> Carla Kuiken
> HIV Sequence Database
> Los Alamos National Laboratory

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