Daffodil Software recently announced the release of the PHP extension module for its Java database - Daffodil DB. With this move, Daffodil DB can now be used as a back-end for web-based applications, including websites.
The PHP extension for Daffodil DB provides a means for connecting to Daffodil DB server from or within PHP. With this extension, any application (that requires a database) built in PHP can make use of Daffodil DB.
The first version of PHP extension has been tested on Linux and Windows and is compatible with PHP 4.3.7 or above. The PHP extension has also been made available in One$DB, the open source version of Daffodil DB.
Though Daffodil DB's JDBC interface allows it to be accessed via the web, this new PHP interface will make it easier for users to exploit the advantages of a web-based database. The new module will allow users to build applications around PHP and Daffodil DB, and also enable migration of existing PHP applications or solutions to Daffodil DB. Further, users can take advantage of the Daffodil DB feature set, scalability, performance and ease of use in their PHP solution.