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    DOWNLOAD: Use this chart to see how three free databases stack up

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    by jodygilbert ·

    http://techrepublic.com.com/5138-9592-6028761.html

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    • #3260112

      awww

      by jaqui ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: Use this chart to see how three free databases stack up

      it’s an excel spreadsheet.
      I can’t view it.
      [ I have koffice installed only for office suites, no support for non standards compliant file formats ]

      • #3258506

        MySQL does have GUI Tools

        by andyw360 ·

        In reply to awww

        It says MySQL only has third party GUI tools available, that’s untrue I use MySQL Administrator and MySQL Browser together they handle managing users plus creating and editing databases, they are both made by MySQL and are free to download.

        I think MySQL deserves a re-score on that section, MySQL is a great database.

        • #3258265

          MySQL tools

          by josh.hoskins ·

          In reply to MySQL does have GUI Tools

          While MySQL administrator & browser are available, they are not a full gui like the Oracle & SQL tools. Both of the MySQL tools have been greatly improved, they still do not give the full range of features a full gui control set can give. That being said, I also think MySQL is a GREAT database system. I think it comes off really strongly in the chart. Though I do believe one of it’s biggest weaknesses is the fact that it’s gui tools are lacking. Many people who are going after a free database are not looking for something to get their feet wet with database technology. Many of them would prefer to not have a lot of scripting work, but a nice gui & wizards to guide them through everything. It is in this area that MySQL falters. That being said, MySQL really is great for experiance database admin’s who arn’t afraid of digging in & getting dirty in the system, and who don’t need/want a gui for everything.

      • #3110317

        Available as a PDF now

        by jodygilbert ·

        In reply to awww

        Hi Jaqui,
        I PDF’ed the chart and republished the download, so maybe you’ll be able to view it now. If not, let me know and I’ll find some other means of getting the info to you!
        Thanks
        –Jody

    • #3134761

      What about PostgreSQL

      by sumptert ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: Use this chart to see how three free databases stack up

      You forgot another Full Featured DB here. PostgreSQL should also be compared.

      • #3107772

        agreed

        by apotheon ·

        In reply to What about PostgreSQL

        I’d rather like to see PostgreSQL given some more attention.

    • #3134485

      this is outdated, IBM’s DB2 Express now free

      by rabear ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: Use this chart to see how three free databases stack up

      IBM’s the last of the Big Three in database to release a free edition…

      However, I cant find anything at a glance on their product talk if there is replication present with their edition.

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