How do you programmatically create an empty database?

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Nov 24 13:03:57 EST 2010


<rant> Can I please have my old relational database model back? Can I please have Visual Foxpro? Or 4D? Or ANYTHING ELSE but this unwieldy, blood sucking, "the more money you make the more you have to give us" kind of database model we call SQL? We've been sold out, lads! SOLD OUT!!! </rant>

Bob


On Nov 24, 2010, at 7:20 AM, Ruslan Zasukhin wrote:

> On 11/24/10 4:46 PM, "Trevor DeVore" <lists at mangomultimedia.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Mark Schonewille <
>> m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Actually, that's what I use most of the time, particularly the completely
>>> free (open-source) MySQL server.
>>> 
>> 
>> Mark is probably aware of this already but just a heads up for those not
>> familiar with MySQL licensing. MySQL is not necessarily free to use in your
>> projects.
>> 
>> Recently I spoke with an Oracle licensing rep as I was going to distribute a
>> product that interfaced with MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQL Server based on what
>> the customer already had installed. For my situation (application built in
>> LiveCode, selling to customers)I was told that I must purchase licenses that
>> I then resell to my customers. This is true even if the customer already has
>> their own MySQL licenses. I have to sell them a license for use with my
>> product. Also, you cannot buy single licenses from Oracle, you must buy in
>> bulk. I ended up dropping MySQL as one of the database offerings because of
>> the licensing terms.
> 
> Exactly.
> 
> This is one more real story about
> 
>    CALL to mySQL (Oracle now) to become aware and suprised
>    how many thousands of $$$ will cost "free" mySQL for your project.
> 
> 
>> I ended up recommending PostgreSQL for customers that didn't have any
>> databases installed and those who already have SQL Server licenses use SQL
>> Server.
> 
> Yes, the only really free licenses have for now SqlLite and Postgre.
> It seems FireBird also.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Best regards,
> 
> Ruslan Zasukhin
> VP Engineering and New Technology
> Paradigma Software, Inc
> 
> Valentina - Joining Worlds of Information
> http://www.paradigmasoft.com
> 
> [I feel the need: the need for speed]
> 
> 
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