RDBMS for GenBank sequence data...

smith at mcclb0.med.nyu.edu smith at mcclb0.med.nyu.edu
Fri Nov 23 16:17:53 EST 1990


      I heard that the decisions about which RDBMS to use with the new 
GenBank were getting closer to an irrevocable decision.  I think this is an 
issue worth discussing, since I for one an unclear as to all the 
ramifications of it.  We do not have an RDVMS right now, but we are expect to 
be under considerable pressure to get INGRES.  However, the GenBank people 
seem to be discussing Sybase adn Oracle.

      I have nothing against these, of course, but we do not want to be in 
the position to have to buy several of these: because we can not afford it, 
for one.  (Someone I spoke to recently said: 'No problem, in five years they 
will all be the same'.  Right.)

      We use the GCG package. It would be nice to know what all the 
implications are for the different users are.
 
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