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Architecture Design Question : use a Database or not?

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Hi experts,

I'm about to redesign an application that exists, but doesn't run properly and I wonder whether I should use
 - a database to control/store my data,
 - only store my data or
 - no database att all, but only the object structure in the program language combined with serialized dumps.

the data i'm talking about would correspond to ca.

 - 10 smaller tables (5 fields X max 50 rows)
 - three medium size tables ( 30 fields X max. 200 rows)
 - one bigger table (50 X max. 5000 rows)

the application should be able to run "standalone" (withour network-access) on the other hand we made some bad experience with mdb files!! (field.nullable returns wrong values depending on what OS you run the app. on)

thanx for you opinions.


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