Databases: Which one's right for me?

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Mon Jan 12 19:56:51 CET 2004


On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Jeremy Hylton wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-01-10 at 19:50, John J. Lee wrote:
[...about ZODB...]
> > Which doesn't have a built-in query system, so isn't a database in the
> > same way as a relational DB like Postgres or Oracle.  It's more like
> > BSDDB + pickle.
>
> A database is a lot more than a query system, although for some
> applications query support is very important.  Zope has a custom query
> system, called the catalog, that is built on top of ZODB.

I thought ZCatalog was dependent on Zope?

There is IndexedCatalog, of course.


> Whether ZODB
> sans a builtin query system is suitable really depends on the
> application.

Of course.


John




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