Thanks! was: Re: UNIX database software?

Carla Kuiken kuiken at t10.lanl.gov
Wed Jan 14 12:32:54 EST 1998

Thanks everyone for replying to this message. We're looking at the
options. It's good to know that there are some alternatives out there,
and who knows, it may even help Sybase come to their senses about their
licensing policy...

Carla Kuiken

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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