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Q: database software ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: database software
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: mongolia-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 21 Nov 2004 12:05 PST
Expires: 21 Dec 2004 12:05 PST
Question ID: 431957
I am looking for a database developer which can be used on a
bog-standard IBM PC. The developer would be able to create different
files with standard indexing and cross-reference facilities. Typically
I would use it on an XP operating system. Developed databases would be
able to be ported to a much larger system using Linux or UNIX
operating systems. The developer would also contain utilities which
would allow the database files to be easily viewed and updated. It
should also impose no restriction on the size
of the files (In terms of Bytes or records)so long as the computer has
enough disk space.

Files could also be read or updated using languages like JAVA, JAVASCRIPT,C,
C++, or VB.

Many Thanks


Request for Question Clarification by endo-ga on 23 Nov 2004 06:20 PST

Have you considered MySQL? It's free, open-source, cross platform and
has drivers for lots of languages.



Clarification of Question by mongolia-ga on 23 Nov 2004 08:35 PST

Mysql may be exactly what i am looking for. I will look at the website
you have referenced. It would be good though if you can also come up
with one other alternative.

Kind Regards

Request for Question Clarification by endo-ga on 23 Nov 2004 09:16 PST

It all depends if you have a budget or not.

MySQL is the major free one out there. It's highly respected and widely used.
If you have lots of money to spend then you can look into Oracle. I
don't think MS SQL works on Linux or Unix.

I can do more research on MySQL if you want and answer questions you
have about it. Just let me know.


Clarification of Question by mongolia-ga on 24 Nov 2004 06:16 PST

beween your own comments and the commentator's two cents , this has
been answered fully to my satisfaction.

Many Thanks
Subject: Re: database software
Answered By: endo-ga on 24 Nov 2004 07:18 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I'm glad you've found the solution adequate.

MySQL is a free open source database solution.

You can download the binaries from:

MySQL 4.1 Downloads

You can download the connectors, drivers that allow you to use the
database in different languages, from:

MySQL Connectors Downloads

If you need any help, please let me know.


Clarification of Answer by endo-ga on 25 Nov 2004 06:17 PST
Thank you for the great rating and the tip.
mongolia-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00

Subject: Re: database software
From: dmrmv-ga on 23 Nov 2004 10:50 PST
PostgreSQL ( is another well-known 
free/open-source database.

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