ingres 8.9 and SQL

ingres 8.9 and SQL

Post by Igor Romanen » Wed, 28 Sep 1994 05:16:09



Sorry if this is a FAQ, but...
I recently downloaded ingres04 (which claims to be ingres 8.9) for Linux
from sunsite.unc.edu. I cannot find any traces of SQL in the package.
I guess that SQL is an option for commercial incarnations of ingres and
is not available in free versions. Is it so?

Sincerely,


 
 
 

ingres 8.9 and SQL

Post by Roy Ha » Fri, 30 Sep 1994 04:29:27


: Sorry if this is a FAQ, but...
: I recently downloaded ingres04 (which claims to be ingres 8.9) for Linux
: from sunsite.unc.edu. I cannot find any traces of SQL in the package.
: I guess that SQL is an option for commercial incarnations of ingres and
: is not available in free versions. Is it so?

Some would say SQL is a blight that users of the commercial version
are pretty well obliged to endure.  If you want SQL access to an
Ingres89 database, look at the `onyx' package.  For more info see
section 03.006 of the INGRES FAQ.

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ingres 8.9 and SQL

Post by Zeyd M. Ben-Hal » Fri, 30 Sep 1994 07:35:39




>Sorry if this is a FAQ, but...
>I recently downloaded ingres04 (which claims to be ingres 8.9) for Linux
>from sunsite.unc.edu. I cannot find any traces of SQL in the package.
>I guess that SQL is an option for commercial incarnations of ingres and
>is not available in free versions. Is it so?

that is so. Ingres 8.9 has its own query lanaguage call QUEL which is
IMHO better than SQL.

Zeyd

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ingres 8.9 and SQL

Post by Colin MacDona » Sat, 01 Oct 1994 18:52:22




>Subject: Re: ingres 8.9 and SQL
>Date: Wed, 28 Sep 1994 22:35:39 GMT


>>Sorry if this is a FAQ, but...
>>I recently downloaded ingres04 (which claims to be ingres 8.9) for Linux
>>from sunsite.unc.edu. I cannot find any traces of SQL in the package.
>>I guess that SQL is an option for commercial incarnations of ingres and
>>is not available in free versions. Is it so?
>that is so. Ingres 8.9 has its own query lanaguage call QUEL which is
>IMHO better than SQL.

Is there a public domain database that _does_ support SQL?  Or, failing
that, is there any way to set up Ingres as a remote database server
queryable over a network?

Colin MacDonald

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ingres 8.9 and SQL

Post by Jerry Dav » Sat, 01 Oct 1994 22:15:51


: Is there a public domain database that _does_ support SQL?  Or, failing
: that, is there any way to set up Ingres as a remote database server
: queryable over a network?

Colin,

As far as I know, SQL is copyrighted by Itty Bitty Machine Company and
the SQL licence is rather hefty.

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ingres 8.9 and SQL

Post by Igor Romanen » Sat, 01 Oct 1994 23:35:45


: Sorry if this is a FAQ, but...
: I recently downloaded ingres04 (which claims to be ingres 8.9) for Linux
: from sunsite.unc.edu. I cannot find any traces of SQL in the package.
: I guess that SQL is an option for commercial incarnations of ingres and
: is not available in free versions. Is it so?

Thanx to all who responded. The answer was: Ingres 89 (aka University Ingres)
does not support SQL. Meanwhile I've detected that this Ingres also
does not support 8-bit characters in strings. The latest is substantial
to us as all Russian and Ukrainian letters usually are situated
somewhere in the range 128-255. So now I'll give Postgress a try ;)

Again thanks for your help.

: Sincerely,