ROR on top of a non-SQL database

Hi All
So I have a database called OpenAccess (used for describing electrical
objects like transistors etc.) and I'd like to put Rails on top of
First question is "Is this possible?" i.e. can you put ActiveRecord
(or some component thereof) on top of a non-SQL database, then have
access to most of the rails goodness?

Thanks much

Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:

I don't know offhand how to do this but it should be possible: there are
people using Rails with CouchDB, and with Amazon's SimpleDB (the
SimpleRecord library).

Yes you can, just not with ActiveRecord without creating your own
intermediate layer.

Thanks Marnen-
The SimpleDB example is very interesting, and looks like it could be
applicable to my problem. Thank you for pointing me in that direction!


So SimpleDB is a drop-in replacement for ActiveRecord? Or does is sit
between ActiveRecord and the Amazon Simple DB?

Thanks much

We've built a drop in replacement for ActiveRecord called

Just make your models extend SimpleRecord::Base instead of
ActiveRecord::Base and you're good to go.