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maxdb - programming language interface

Which is the best programming language to interface with MAXDB database ?

Is there any framework that provides easy integration of MaxDB with the programming language ?

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Tom Jerry

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  • Jun 25, 2010 at 11:33 AM

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    > Which is the best programming language to interface with MAXDB database ?

    Ahem... which one are you best at programming in?

    > Is there any framework that provides easy integration of MaxDB with the programming language ?

    Sure.

    And we even documented it.

    Reading the documentation might help a lot here....

    regads,

    Lars

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    • Former Member Lars Breddemann

      Hi Lars;

      and first off, thanks a bunch for your thoughts on that (though pretty off-topic in here by now... 😊 ). My problem(?) here is that, once in a while, I wonder what strategy SAP actually is pursuing with the MaxDB "community edition" and why it is provided free-of-charge, after all, without an option for people being no-SAP-customers (like us) to "just" buy support and eventually a license of MaxDB for a non-SAP environment. I mean, don't get me wrong, but so far after termination of the SAP/MySQL collaboration on that, using SAP MaxDB for non-SAP application seems to become increasingly difficult a thing to do simply because, though being a stable and rock-solid platform, the "non-SAP" use case so far lacks a roadmap or a visible development plan to align with a custom IT strategy. Shortly after we moved most of our IT infrastructure to MaxDB, MySQL stopped selling support/licenses for that. By now, we run this platform, invested quite a bunch of money into making our applications run atop it pretty well, are spending money then and now on external consulting (Infolytics) given the need, but overally feel more and more unsure about things as we don't know where MaxDB is heading in near future. Absence or just rudimentary support of some interesting platforms (Hibernate, JPA2/EclipseLink, Python in general as it seems) doesn't make this much better. That's why I asked. But I can imagine that, being in support, you're not really the one to answer this question, and I, representing "just" a community user, eventually am not in a position to ask things like that... :/

      K.

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    Jul 05, 2010 at 01:37 PM

    Hi Kristian,

    let me give a short statement on the MaxDB community edition's near future: We will continue to provide this free community edition and that includes publishing new versions, too. We will not comment on dates or timeframes because SAP's delivery constraints might impact these.

    Thanks for your understanding

    Best regards

    JΓΆrg Hoffmeister, SAP MaxDB Team

    PS: Expect Infolytics to stay supporting MaxDB for non-SAP as well.

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      Joerg,

      first off, thanks a bunch for your comment on that, really much appreciated. 😊 Generally, I am glad to see the MaxDB community version so far is not at stake. And no, there's no real need to have timelines or release dates at hand as this, generally, seems to be just partially reliable as we know from everyday project work. 😊 However, my question actually was aiming at a different thing: What is SAPs strategy relating to the "community edition" of MaxDB? What's the actual, strategic reason of having it available to the community "for free" (in terms of money)? Right now, once in a while, I see at the very least two problems related to MaxDB as far as our environment is concerned:

      - Roadmap related not to timelines and/or release dates but to features. In example, as stated before, JPA 2.0 support - not that we would immediately need it, but right now we're into rebuilding parts of our application (Java EE / Spring based) and surely wonder whether or not we will see JPA 2.0 / EclipseLink support in MaxDB anytime soon. I have a response on the eclipselink newsgroup by some SAP engineer that it is "likely to be around in a single digit count of months", but it more or less seems work done by a single volunteer (in his spare time?) rather than an SAP activity related to MaxDB. This is not a general problem, but these things make using the "community edition" in a planned environment pretty difficult, even though having (pretty good) support by Infolytics.

      - Awareness of other "open users". So far, the single only communication point for SAP MaxDB (both relating to SAP and non-SAP users) seems this forum. We don't have much to contribute, eventually our application backend and outlining that it works, it is possible to use it with SAP MaxDB being the best thing we do have. We would not hesitate providing such information for the sake of promoting SAP MaxDB use also to non-SAP users but somehow, overally, I am at times left with the feeling that SAP doesn't really care about people (not) using the community edition. Thus, the initial question regarding overall "MaxDB community edition strategy".

      Oh well, completely off-topic now, better stop here. 😊

      K.

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    Sep 06, 2010 at 07:51 AM

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