[REBOL] Re: REBOL database
From: coussement:c:js:mil:be at: 6-Sep-2001 9:48
> I am creating a database program for a client. This client is
> currently using M$ SQL Server. I know REBOL will interface with M$SQl,
> but I want to know if any one here has had expeience with both M$SQL, & a
> Database written in REBOL.
I am using the two for one year know, in our Computer Aided
Psychotechnical Testing system.
I found out the two are complementary: I use native REBOL blocks for
storing work data on local station or distant servers, and when those have
been handled, I transfer them to SQL Server for archive and data
transmission to other projects.
The addressing of native REBOL blocks is _a lot_ easier to manage
that a distant access to a SQL Server - just think about the network
problems that always exists ...
The system works fine: we're talking about more than 2000000 - two
millions - rows which have be treated here !
BTW, I've now design a new OODB system in REBOL, which we're
currently testing. This will replace the native blocs in text files.
> What is the speed comparison? Is REBOL viable database Server?
REBOL can be very fast in finding back some data into list or
blocks. I didn't ever have a speed problem, even with the volume we are
I just think the difficulty should be implementing data integrity in
REBOL, such as this offered in SQLServer. The language can do it, but it's a
relative complex matter - just think about the lock policy ...
Hopes this help