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Replacing Sybase ASE’s Historical Server: Using OpenSource

I’m working on a Historical Server replacement.  I need to check with my employer as to whether I can open source it or not but the guts of it consist of:

  1. Perl POE/DBD::Sybase for the daemon/ASE db connections (using FreeTDS instead of OpenClient)
  2. SQLite for the local storage (way lower overhead than ASE or SQL Anywhere)
  3. Perl Catalyst / Template::Toolkit web front end with REST web services

All of this goes into a VMWare Appliance running Ubuntu 7.10 Server… a drop-in solution that can even be run on a laptop.  I’m hoping that my employer lets me release it as then I can zip it up and put it on sourceforge so everyone can benefit.

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