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  • SQLite icon

    SQLite

    SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The source code for SQLite is in...

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    MySQL Community Edition

    MySQL Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database that is supported by an active community of open source developers and enthusiasts.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    PostgreSQL

    PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and...

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    MongoDB

    MongoDB (from "humongous") is a scalable, high-performance, open source NoSQL database. The database is document-oriented so it manages collections of JSON-like documents. Many applications can thus model data in a more...

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    MariaDB

    MariaDB is a backward compatible, drop-in replacement of the MySQL® Database Server. It includes all major open source storage engines. The source code for MariaDB is publically available from Launchpad. Binaries and packages...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    CouchDB

    Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP / JSON API. It includes incremental map / reduce mechanics for queries and keeps data safe with an append-only...

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    RethinkDB

    RethinkDB pushes JSON to your apps in realtime. When your app polls for data, it becomes slow, unscalable, and cumbersome to maintain. RethinkDB is the open-source, scalable database that makes building realtime apps...

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    • Discontinued Commercial support was discontinued but will continue to live as open source but it's future is uncertain.
  • Oracle Database icon

    Oracle Database

    Oracle Database delivers industry leading performance, scalability, security and reliability on a choice of clustered or single-servers running Windows, Linux, and UNIX. It provides comprehensive features to easily manage the most...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Apache Cassandra

    Apache Cassandra has become the leading NoSQL platform driving many of today's modern business applications by offering continuous availability, high scalability and performance, strong security, and operational simplicity while...

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    CouchBase

    Couchbase is the NoSQL database market share leader, with production deployments at AOL, Deutsche Post, NTT Docomo, Salesforce.com, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Zynga and hundreds of other organizations worldwide. Couchbase products...

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  • H2 Database Engine icon

    H2 Database Engine

    H2 is a relational database management system written in Java. It can be embedded in Java applications or run in the client-server mode. The disk footprint (size of the jar file) is about 1 MB. The software is available as open...

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    CockroachDB

    Cockroach is a distributed key/value datastore which supports ACID transactional semantics and versioned values as first-class features. The primary design goal is global consistency and survivability, hence the name. Cockroach aims...

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    Firebird

    Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL-92 features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored...

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    Apache HBase

    HBase is an open source, non-relational, distributed database modeled after Google's BigTable and is written in Java. It is developed as part of Apache Software Foundation's Apache Hadoop project and runs on top of HDFS...

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud

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  • Database .NET icon

    Database .NET

    Database .NET is an innovative, powerful and intuitive multiple database management tool. With it you can Browse objects, Design tables, Edit rows, Export data and run Queries with a consistent interface. A standalone tool that does...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • MemSQL icon

    MemSQL

    MemSQL is a next generation database that removes the most common bottleneck most applications hit today: disk. By offering a familiar relational interface to an in-memory data tier, MemSQL empowers developers with the technology...

    Freemium Linux Web / Cloud

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    HSQLDB

    HSQLDB (Hyper Structured Query Language Database) is a relational database management system written in Java. It has a JDBC driver and supports a large subset of SQL-92 and SQL:2008 standards. It offers a fast, small (around 1300...

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    UnQLite

    UnQLite is a in-process software library which implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional NoSQL database engine. UnQLite is a document store database similar to MongoDB, Redis, CouchDB etc. as well a...

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    CUBRID Database

    CUBRID is a comprehensive GPL/BSD open source relational database management system highly optimized for Web Applications. CUBRID is being developed in C/C++. Includes native HA, online hot backup, and other features. JDBC, PHP...

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  • Titan Database icon

    Titan Database

    Titan is a scalable graph database optimized for storing and querying graphs containing hundreds of billions of vertices and edges distributed across a multi-machine cluster. Titan is a transactional database that can support...

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  • Datomic icon

    Datomic

    Datomic is a database of flexible, time-based facts, supporting queries and joins, with elastic scalability, and ACID transactions.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • DocumentDB icon

    DocumentDB

    Azure DocumentDB is a NoSQL document database service designed from the ground up to natively support JSON and JavaScript directly inside the database engine. It’s the right solution for web and mobile applications when predictable...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    NuoDB

    NuoDB is a distributed database that can be deployed in any datacenter, in any cloud, anywhere, without the compromises inherent in other New SQL solutions.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    MarkLogic

    MarkLogic is the only Enterprise NoSQL database, bringing all the features you need into one unified system: a document-centric, schema-agnostic, structure-aware, clustered, transactional, secure, database server with built-in search...

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  • BitcoinJS icon

    BitcoinJS

    BitcoinJS is a clean, readable, proven library for Bitcoin JavaScript development on Node.js and web browsers.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux JavaScript Bitcoin

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    Starcounter

    The Starcounter database is built with the real-time systems of today in mind. Real-time systems supporting thousands or millions of simultaneous users. Systems like online stores, location-based services or banking applications....

    Commercial Windows

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  • Valentina Server icon

    Valentina Server

    Valentina Server is 3 in 1: * Valentina DB Server * Valentina SQLite Server * Valentina Report Server .

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Raspberry Pi

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  • Database Labs icon

    Database Labs

    A Postgres Database as a Service platform so you can focus on writing your app, not on becoming a database administrator.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD

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  • Clustrix icon

    Clustrix

    Clustrix is the leading scale-out SQL database engineered for the cloud. With Clustrix, you can scale transaction throughput, run real-time analytics, and simplify operations.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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  • Mimer SQL icon

    Mimer SQL

    Mimer SQL is an SQL-based relational database management system from the Swedish company Mimer Information Technology AB (formerly: Upright Database Technology AB), which has been developed and produced since the 1970s. The Mimer SQL...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android S60

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  • IBM DB2 icon

    IBM DB2

    DB2 offers industry leading performance, scale, and reliability on your choice of platform from Linux to z/OS. DB2 supports storing XML and relational data and offers SQL PL and PL/SQL procedural languages.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • Amazon Redshift icon

    Amazon Redshift

    Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse solution that makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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  • Sybase Advantage Database Server

    Advantage Database Server is a full-featured, easily embedded, client-server, relational database management system that provides you with Indexed Sequential Access Method (ISAM) table-based and SQL-based data access.

    Commercial Windows Linux

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  • Ingres icon

    Ingres

    Ingres is the leading business open source database. Discover the New Economics of IT. Learn how to lower your TCO over a three-year period.

    Commercial Windows Linux

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  • IBM Lotus Approach icon

    IBM Lotus Approach

    Lotus Approach is the award-winning relational database designed to manage, analyze and report on business information. It offers breakthrough ease of use, unprecedented cross-product integration, connectivity, and outstanding power...

    Commercial Windows

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