[Pycon2005-attendees] The Database Divide

Ed Leafe ed at leafe.com
Fri Mar 25 14:53:31 CET 2005

On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 05:20:44 +0000, john.m.camara at comcast.net
<john.m.camara at comcast.net> wrote:

> The questions and comments that were made in today's database sessions
> indicate that there are many developers who have a one track mind vision
> when it comes to database types.  There are those who swear by relational
> and then there are those who swear by object oriented ones.
> So who is right?  Well that all depends on the application.

I have to confess that I am not overly driven by the concern of what
would be the best theoretical solution. My clients *have* their data
already, and I've yet to run into a situation where it *wasn't* in a
relational database. Could another approach have served them better?
Perhaps, but that's pretty much irrelevant to them now.

My reason for creating Dabo was to have an open-source, Python -based
solution to serve this existing market. I welcome object databases,
and can see tremendous potential for them, having worked with ZODB for
many years now. But I don't think that this is an either-or situation.
We benefit by having strong tools for both approaches.


Ed Leafe

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