[MUD-Dev] Database vs. Disk

Bruce Mitchener bruce at cubik.org
Thu May 22 00:33:55 New Zealand Standard Time 2003


J C Lawrence wrote:

> First you need to clarify what you mean by a database.  RDBMS?
> Object?  Hierarchal?  Tuplespace?  What?
 
> Assuming RDBMS (as that's the most common form of the question),

That's all been discussed a lot in the past here and elsewhere.

What about spatial databases?

As far as I know, the options are roughly:

    * Use a GIS
    * Use PostGIS
    * Use the R-tree indexing in Postgres natively
    * Use the R-tree indexing in various other DB systems
      such as GOODS, Gigabase, Shore
    * Pay lots of money for the spatial extensions to Oracle, DB2,
      or other commercial databases.
    * Use Hybrid's dPVS.
    * Write your own
    * Do without

What are people doing out there?

  - Bruce


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