10 of the Best Free Linux Relational Databases
A relational database matches data using common
characteristics found within the data set.
The resulting groups of data are organized and are much easier for
people to understand. In such a database the data and relations
between them are organised in tables. A table is a collection of
each record in a table contains the same fields. Certain fields may be
designated as keys, which means that searches for specific values of
that field will use indexing to speed them up.
The term relational database was originally defined
by Edgar Codd, a British computer scientist, whilst working at IBM
Almaden Research Center. He recognised that the
concept of a relational database could be derived from the principles
of relational algebra and relational calculus.
A Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) is a Database
Management System (DBMS) that is based on the relational model. Most
database systems today are based on this type of system.
A database is a vital system for any organisation that stores
mission critical information. The continual failure of a company's
system can only lead to the demise of the organisation - companies
cannot do business without a working database system.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 10 open source RDBMS.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who
wants to store data in an efficient way.
There are many excellent database systems that are closed
source free to download applications. Worthy of particular note are DB2
real heavyweight by IBM), Oracle Database 11g (developed by Oracle
Corporation), MaxDB (capable of running terabyte-range data in
continuous operation) and Berkeley DB (a high-performance embedded
Now, let's explore the 10 open source RDBMS at hand. For
each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to
relevant resources and reviews.
||Multithreaded, multi-user SQL database management system
winning Object-relational database management system
||Relational database offering many ANSI SQL features
high-performance relational database solution
||Data Management with Web Application Server and Web
entirely for data warehousing and business intelligence
entirely in Java, part of the Apache DB project
for Cloud and Net applications
||JDBC interface, client-server version, query tool,
grid and more
SQL Database Engine
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