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 IDS-PE or equivalent

We are currently designing a system that will need to be run on both a
UNIX server and in "standalone" mode on an WinNT/98/95-based laptop.
This is a VB application using ODBC calls to talk to IDS. In order that
the standalone version be operable, we need an equivalent to the old
IDS-PE. Here's the rub - I still have a copy of IDS-PE that would in
all probability suffice for our needs but the issue of support has been
raised. I am aware that IDS-PE is an unsupported product, but are there
any equivalents out there that have a small footprint (and hopefully a
correspondingly small price tag ?).

All thoughts, recommendations etc gratefully received (even the
Clown's).

Regards

Mr Creosote

Fujitsu TeamServer M754i
SCO OpenServer 5.0.4
Informix Dynamic Server 7.31.UC2

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Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT
 IDS-PE or equivalent


Quote:

>We are currently designing a system that will need to be run on both a
>UNIX server and in "standalone" mode on an WinNT/98/95-based laptop.
>This is a VB application using ODBC calls to talk to IDS. In order that
>the standalone version be operable, we need an equivalent to the old
>IDS-PE. Here's the rub - I still have a copy of IDS-PE that would in
>all probability suffice for our needs but the issue of support has been
>raised. I am aware that IDS-PE is an unsupported product, but are there
>any equivalents out there that have a small footprint (and hopefully a
>correspondingly small price tag ?).

>All thoughts, recommendations etc gratefully received (even the
>Clown's).

Gee, thanks. How about Oracle8i Lite? See, Oracle is so far behind the
curve, they haven't figured out that they don't need a lightweight version
of their flagship database for portable use. Sybase have SQL Anywhere for
lightweight use.

I suppose you could use Cloudscape. Then if you ever need to synchronise
with a UNIX master database, you're onto a winner. I don't know much about
it, except that it's easy to synch up.
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Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT
 IDS-PE or equivalent


Quote:


> >We are currently designing a system that will need to be run on both
a
> >UNIX server and in "standalone" mode on an WinNT/98/95-based laptop.
> >This is a VB application using ODBC calls to talk to IDS. In order
that
> >the standalone version be operable, we need an equivalent to the old
> >IDS-PE. Here's the rub - I still have a copy of IDS-PE that would in
> >all probability suffice for our needs but the issue of support has
been
> >raised. I am aware that IDS-PE is an unsupported product, but are
there
> >any equivalents out there that have a small footprint (and hopefully
a
> >correspondingly small price tag ?).

> >All thoughts, recommendations etc gratefully received (even the
> >Clown's).

> Gee, thanks. How about Oracle8i Lite? See, Oracle is so far behind
the
> curve, they haven't figured out that they don't need a lightweight
version
> of their flagship database for portable use. Sybase have SQL Anywhere
for
> lightweight use.

> I suppose you could use Cloudscape. Then if you ever need to
synchronise
> with a UNIX master database, you're onto a winner. I don't know much
about
> it, except that it's easy to synch up.
> _

_________________________________________________________________
  As expected, an excellent response from the clown, embodying the two
main factors deemed essential in good newsgroup etiquette :-

1. Making valuable suggestions to questions raised
2. Knocking the big O

Many thanks Clown.

Regards

Mr Creosote

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Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT
 IDS-PE or equivalent


Quote:




> > >We are currently designing a system that will need to be run on both
>a
> > >UNIX server and in "standalone" mode on an WinNT/98/95-based laptop.
> > >This is a VB application using ODBC calls to talk to IDS. In order
>that
> > >the standalone version be operable, we need an equivalent to the old
> > >IDS-PE. Here's the rub - I still have a copy of IDS-PE that would in
> > >all probability suffice for our needs but the issue of support has
>been
> > >raised. I am aware that IDS-PE is an unsupported product, but are
>there
> > >any equivalents out there that have a small footprint (and hopefully
>a
> > >correspondingly small price tag ?).

> > >All thoughts, recommendations etc gratefully received (even the
> > >Clown's).

> > Gee, thanks. How about Oracle8i Lite? See, Oracle is so far behind
>the
> > curve, they haven't figured out that they don't need a lightweight
>version
> > of their flagship database for portable use. Sybase have SQL Anywhere
>for
> > lightweight use.

> > I suppose you could use Cloudscape. Then if you ever need to
>synchronise
> > with a UNIX master database, you're onto a winner. I don't know much
>about
> > it, except that it's easy to synch up.

>   As expected, an excellent response from the clown, embodying the two

Sorry, I must be having an off day.

Quote:
>main factors deemed essential in good newsgroup etiquette :-

>1. Making valuable suggestions to questions raised

As long as you don't actually try any of them, it's fine... :)

Quote:
>2. Knocking the big O

Actually, as bizarre as it may seem, I was not knocking the big O this time.
I actually often wish Informix would get a clue from some of the things they
do right, and presenting the same interface across all platforms is one of

here nor there... :0)

Quote:
>Many thanks Clown.

You're welcome.
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Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT
 IDS-PE or equivalent

MySQL ?
Interbase ?
Sybase ?
MS Access (roll on floor laughing) ?


Quote:
>We are currently designing a system that will need to be run on both a
>UNIX server and in "standalone" mode on an WinNT/98/95-based laptop.
>This is a VB application using ODBC calls to talk to IDS. In order that
>the standalone version be operable, we need an equivalent to the old
>IDS-PE. Here's the rub - I still have a copy of IDS-PE that would in
>all probability suffice for our needs but the issue of support has been
>raised. I am aware that IDS-PE is an unsupported product, but are there
>any equivalents out there that have a small footprint (and hopefully a
>correspondingly small price tag ?).

>All thoughts, recommendations etc gratefully received (even the
>Clown's).

>Regards

>Mr Creosote

>Fujitsu TeamServer M754i
>SCO OpenServer 5.0.4
>Informix Dynamic Server 7.31.UC2

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>"Just a waffer thin mint?"

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>Before you buy.

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