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Which Database Product?

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I have to convert some rather involved DOS Clipper apps into VB5/6 apps.  While Access seems like a good product, I've heard (but haven't had confirmed) that it doesn't work over a WAN.  

Of the products like SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, etc., is there one that stands out as "the" server to use with VB as the main data bank?  Where can I find out more?
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I have worked with Access for quite a while - and it did work over a WAN, although with some problems and very slow.  Yet, I eventually switched to Oracle because Access didn't understand certain kinds of queries, e.g. SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT values) FROM TABLE

I decided to use Oracle primarily because of its speed and good support from Oracle.
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