You may wish to examine Virtuoso:

It has all the functionality you mention, plus some, and is much cheaper to
purchase and maintain.  It also is optimized for seamless (non-disruptive)
multiple database integration projects, and is in use in production systems
sustaining 8000 concurrent database hits.

Virtuoso also works great with PHP; I'd be happy to speak with you about the
details of a migration project and how Virtuoso could fit your needs.

Best regards,
Andrew Hill - OpenLink Software
Director Technology Evangelism
eBusiness Infrastructure Technology

On 2/15/01 7:23 PM, "Kevin McCarthy" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I am working for a company is experiencing severe growing pains. We are
> currently using FileMaker as the db to service the accounting and sales
> departments and using MySQL for the web back-end. As we have ecommerce
> capabilities, we are saddled with exchanging data collected on and served
> to the web site (in online sales, user data, product information,etc.) with
> the other depts. As this is already untenable and cannot scale any further,
> we are looking to use one integrated database system to hold all the data
> we need.
> As we also need to completely redesign the db to scale to the current and
> soon-to-be size of the company, we are certain there must be a product or
> service out there that has somewhat ready-made designs or templates for a
> mid-size company like ours with the ability to service sales, marketing,
> web, accounting, etc., hopefully with some extensibility so that we can
> direct it as it and the company grows.
> The reason I ask this here is that our Web site has been built almost
> completely in PHP and we are very happy with it. Therefore we prefer to
> find a product that can work with it otherwise we would need to rebuild the
> entire site. I know Oracle is one popular solution but considering the
> price of licensing, running and administering Oracle, we really dread
> having to go that route. Ditto for using SQLServer, SiteServer, ASP and a
> Microsoft solution.
> Are there products or environments that PHP can work with other than MySQL
> that have the above capabilities or are we pretty much stuck with looking
> into Oracle and/or MS? We are not looking for OpenSource solutions
> necessarily, just something that is not as closed end and expensive as
> these two. Maybe we are a bit naive....
> Feel free to respond off-line, if you prefer.
> Thanks! 

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