DBIx::SQLEngine::Docs::RelatedModules - Survey of Class Builders
Several other CPAN modules provide a similar wrapper around DBI for purposes of simplification, abstraction, or portability.
I've commented on a few of these below, but please remember that these notes were written some time ago and may be somewhat out of date, and many modules have been omitted.
Most of these provide simple wrappers around DBI's connect, prepare, and fetch methods, but do not appear to support any kind of cross-DBMS portability mechanism. See DBIx::Abstract, DBIx::Broker, and DBIx::Simple for examples of this group. See also , DBIx::AbstractLite, DBIx::Wrap, DBIx::Wraper, and DBIx::YAWM. Single-platform solutions like MySQL::Easy are also available.
The DBIx::Recordset framework provides similar functionality, including a substantial library of cross-DBMS compatibilty information. It also includes a tied-hash interface that allows automatic updates on retrieved rows. See DBIx::RecordSet, DBIx::Database, and DBIx::Compat.
The Rosetta framework provides a higher-level interface with a great deal of portability, including supports non-DBI and non-SQL datasources; see Rosetta for details.
There are signs of ongoing development in the Class::DBI framework to support cross-DBMS portability, so check CPAN for the latest in this area.
See DBIx::SQLEngine for module interface and developer documentation.
See DBIx::SQLEngine::Docs::ReadMe for general information about this distribution, including installation and license information.