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From Paul J DeCoursey <p...@decoursey.net>
Subject Re: Using Derby as a binary store
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2006 13:45:06 GMT
derby@segel.com wrote:
> [mjs] 
> The simplest path would be to write his own from scratch.
> The questions that haven't been asked:
> 1) Are there other pieces of the application that may benefit from being in
> a relational database.
> 2) What is the use case of the application? And what are the future
> enhancements that are already planned?
>
>
> That should be your driving reason for using a database. Choosing a database
> that doesn't support the data type you wish to use would mean 1) Either a
> rethink of your application to use a different solution so that it would map
> to the database better. Or 2) Choose a more appropriate storage model
What is this binary data you are storing?  Have you looked at 
Jackrabbit? Have you thought about just using java.nio and perhaps 
Lucene fro indexing? Definitely consider the above questions as well, 
look at the bigger picture.

Paul


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