Web Publishing Using LAMPDatabasesOverview of SQL Databases

5.1. Overview of SQL Databases

  1. MySQL
  2. PotgreSQL
  3. Firebird - supports the whole SQL 92' standard. Open-Source. Not as widely accepted as MySQL and PostgreSQL, and not as fast.
  4. MaxDB - another database made open-source (GPL with client library as GPL).
  5. Oracle - A commercial, proprietary solution that costs quite a bit, but is quite fast, and supports many features other databases don't.
  6. SQLite - a file-based SQL database system. Very lightweight and fast, but non-networked. Public Domain.


Refer to this Freshmeat Editorial about the subject.

Written by Shlomi Fish