First a novice warning:
I'm not a regular follower of this group, nor am I knowledgeable on the ins &
outs of databases so this may seem a naive question to you, but I'll ask it
We are contemplating a project involving the design of a fairly
straightforward real-time database server, to be run on a 386 machine (as-yet
unspecified). Real-time in this context means that the machine will
continously run a communications protocol over serial links to industrial data
acquisition equipment, and users will query the database expecting to find the
most up-to-date info at any instant. The following is a very brief
description of the required functionality:
-Flat file database, with no forseeable need for anything more;
-Up to 30,000 records;
-Ability to poll data acquisition systems on up to 4 serial lines;
-Ability to converse with up to 6 simultaneous users via serial ports;
-Comprehensive report generation facilities (automatic & requested);
Now the questions:
-What DBMS packages should we look at?
-Would using DB library packages & writing in 'C' be practical?
-What comms packages should we look at?
-What should we use to tie it all together ? (Desqview?)
Thanks in advance & please reply direct to me unless you consider the info to
be of general interest.
Dublin Institute of Technology