Database Journal
MS SQL Oracle DB2 Access MySQL PostgreSQL Sybase PHP SQL Etc SQL Scripts & Samples Tips Database Forum Rss Feed

» Database Journal Home
» Database Articles
» Database Tutorials
MS Access
SQL Scripts & Samples
» Database Forum
» Slideshows
Free Newsletters:

News Via RSS Feed

Rss Feed

Database Journal |DBA Support |SQLCourse |SQLCourse2

Featured Database Articles

Database News

Posted Jul 29, 2004

Database Basics Part 3 - How to Choose

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

[From Small Business Computing]

Databases are everywhere. Do you use a PDA with an address book to keep track of your clients? Maybe you have a bookkeeping package like QuickBooks to manage your company's financial records. Databases come in all sizes and levels of complexity. They're simple address books with ten fields in each record, or complex financial systems, keeping track of millions of transactions and thousands of interrelated pieces of information. Regardless of their application, they're simply databases at heart.

Over the past few months we have been looking under the hood to give you a better understanding of what a database is and how you can use one to benefit your business. For the third article in the database series, I discuss commonly available databases and how to choose between them. I will also discuss the differences between "build your own" and COTS (commercial off the shelf) database applications.

The article continues at http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/biztools/article.php/3387641

Database News Archives

Latest Forum Threads
Database News Forum
Topic By Replies Updated
Efficient SQL Server Indexing by Design lcole 0 April 30th, 12:38 PM
Mine Oracle Database, SQL Server and Other Databases with Monarch Data Pump Pro V10.5 lcole 0 April 30th, 12:37 PM
Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware for Private Social Network Application lcole 0 April 30th, 12:31 PM
Oracle Database Maintains a Stronghold in the DBMS Market lcole 0 April 30th, 12:30 PM