May 08, 2005 08:31 PM|Richard Cox|LINK
Geesh, I was getting my hopes up for Bubba's database. [:'(] Had it loaded here, rubbing my palms with glee over the thoughts of it!
I think what David was getting at was the point of diminishing returns on development investment - if man years of labour are required to make sure that even Bubba's database engine written using Borland Turbo C would work. Is it really necessary given
the limited market penetration of Bubba's database on the overall server market.
Let's face it for the 90%tile of DNN installations that are webserver / hoster based the DB options are really just a handful (or really even less than that - once you get outside of MySQL and SQL Server - is there another game in town in the predominant webserver
based environment?) I don't see many hosters offering Oracle - cheaply.
If you are running DNN on a corporation intranet with strigent db standards conformance, then I'm sure a flexible DAL solution will allow you to build your own interface layer to support your platform (ie: DB/2). DNN's DAL considerations should take into
the account the "need" for such a database coupling, and be aware of it from the conceptual architecture point of view but not necessarily have to tool the DAL to support it straight off.