Tuesday, June 12, 2012

SQL Relay Fast Start

Introducing: SQL Relay Fast Start...

SQL Relay has many dependencies and features. Building, installing and configuring it can be quite a project. If you're just trying out SQL Relay then SQL Relay Fast Start is a much faster and easier way to get started.

It's a VMware virtual appliance, pre-loaded with all of the redistributable databases and languages supported by SQL Relay.

The VM provides running instances of MySQL, PostgreSQL, Firebird, SQLite and MS Access databases and running instances of SQL Relay, pre-configured to talk to them. There are also instances of SQL Relay pre-configured to talk to Oracle and MS SQL Server or Sybase databases. All you have to do is plug in a hostname and start them up.

Just download the image, point VMWare Player or Workstation at it, log in as sqlrelay with password sqlrelay and follow the instructions in the browser window.

At $10, SQL Relay Fast Start is less expensive than the opportunity cost of building, installing and configuring SQL Relay and a test database from scratch. Use SQL Relay Fast Start to get a feel for how SQL Relay works and what you can do with it right away. If you like what you see, then move on to building and configuring it in your environment for yourself.

SQL Relay Fast Start is available today.