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    IBM DB2 Alternatives

    IBM DB2 is described as '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' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to IBM DB2 for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is DBeaver, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like IBM DB2 are SQLite (Free, Open Source), PostgreSQL (Free, Open Source), MySQL Community Edition (Free, Open Source) and MongoDB (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 15, 2022
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    1. DBeaver - Universal Database Manager and SQL Client. DBeaver is free and open source (GPL) universal database tool for developers and database administrators.
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      sallama Not a DB alternative, just a tool.
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    2. 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 the public domain.
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    3. 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 correctness.
    4. 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.
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      MongoDB is a document database with the scalability and flexibility that you want with the querying and indexing that you need
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      MariaDB is a backward compatible, drop-in replacement of the MySQL® Database Server. It includes all major open source storage engines.
    5. Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.

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      No releases since 2016. Difficulty with newer OSes cause the app to crash when closing a connection.

    6. SQL Server delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision by helping your organization manage your data by enabling you to store data from structured, semi-structured, and unstructured documents within the database.
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      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 datastore.
    7. Sequel Ace is the "sequel" to longtime macOS tool Sequel Pro. Sequel Ace is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL & MariaDB databases.
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