[DB-SIG] Re: [Pycon2005-attendees] Pycon2005 and database divide (ODB vs relational DB)

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sun Mar 27 20:18:01 CEST 2005

On Mar 27, 2005, at 9:00 AM, Patrick K. O'Brien wrote:

> Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> MonetDB <http://monetdb.cwi.nl/> is worth looking at if you're
>> interested in a hybrid model that has the relational database API  
>> when
>> you want it, and something lower level and more efficient when  you
>> don't.  It also supports both the embedded and client/server  model, 
>> and
>> has some pretty impressive technology behind the scenes.
>> I haven't done more than play around with it, so I can't personally
>> vouch for it in a production environment, but I sure want to at some
>> point.
>> (They also support Python out of the box)
> Bob, could you say a little more about what you like about MonetDB and
> what kind of support they have for Python?  If you could compare it to
> any other DBMS or ODBMS that would be great too.  I'm just curious to
> hear more from someone who has actually tried it.  Thanks.

I don't feel that I've used it enough yet to be able to give a really 
intelligent comparison at this time, but they do have a lot of 
information on their site, and I suggest reading that for now.


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