Hello I'm not in databases but I have strong suspicion that
"These Are Not the Droids You Are Looking For"
- LB strong features not include work with DB.
It is nice simple BASIC, with pretty easy GUI stuff - but not as intricate as VB.
Have you installed LB? It does work in shareware mode - you can try it and see if you like it. If you installed it, there is a Help topic on making EXE files. Yes it needs some DLLS and they are normally passed in same folder as EXE, so actually nothing to worry about.
As for "fast" - it is not fast but it could as well be "fast enough", really depends on task. Run and see.