I'm rather curious about the need for an embedded database that needs to perform like a database server. From: Keith Gaughan keith at digital-crew.com -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Joshua Olson wrote: > Unless you've tried MSDE and it failed, I'd suggest you give it a try. It > can handle a HUGE number of simultaneous connections, much like its big > brother. I use MSDE quite a bit, but it's main sticking point is... > The bottleneck is introduced while doing simultaneous accesses to > the database. However, it's not a strict limitation in that accesses above > and beyond the limit (10) are locked... it's a soft limitation in that > accesses above and beyond the limit are slowed down. Depending on the speed > of the hardware, you may never even find this to be a problem. That's one of my two problems with it. That, and it's Windows only, and these need to run on both Windows and some Unix-like OS, be it OSX, Linux, AIX, or whatever. K.