DBMS tools

Oracle Database

Oracle SQL Developer is a free integrated development environment that simplifies the development and management of Oracle Database in both traditional and Cloud deployments. SQL Developer offers complete end-to-end development of your PL/SQL applications, a worksheet for running queries and scripts, a DBA console for managing the database, a reports interface, a complete data modeling solution, and a migration platform for moving your 3rd party databases to Oracle.


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SQL Server

MS SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) developed by Microsoft. This product is built for the basic function of storing retrieving data as required by other applications. It can be run either on the same computer or on another across a network.


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Optimized for large-scale transaction processing, Software AG’s Adabas Database Management System Platform provides ultra-high-performance and reliable data processing for enterprise business transactions.


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The database is central to the functionality of IBM Tivoli service management products. It stores all data that is collected and calculated by the applications. This database also stores metadata for configuring and maintaining the environment. Reporting also generates resource-intensive management reports. Because all functionality is based on database performance, the database can be a key focus for performance tuning.


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SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), formerly Sybase, is a high-performance, mission-critical database management system that gives customers an operational advantage by lowering costs and risks. Sybase used to be one of the big 3 database giants (with Oracle and DB2) dominating the database field, but Sybase lost its momentum overtime, and eventually was sold out to SAP really cheap.


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FileMaker was the #1-selling easy-to-use database software for Windows and Mac OS. However, on the rise of Microsoft Access, FileMaker has lost its competitive edge in the Windows environment, which forced FileMaker strategically build strength on the Mac platform.


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Microsoft Access

Access is now much more than a way to create desktop databases. It’s an easy-to-use tool for quickly creating browser-based database applications that help you run your business. Your data is automatically stored in a SQL database, so it’s more secure than ever, and you can easily share your applications with colleagues.


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DbSchema is a Mariadb diagram-oriented designer with integrated tools for data and queries. DbSchema is build for large diagrams and schemes. No Mariadb experience required – the tool is visual. For deployment of the schema on multiple databases, management of multiple versions of the schema plus migration scripts, team share of the design project. This are possible as DbSchema is using its own image of the schema and saves it to XML file.


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IBM Informix is a secure embeddable database, optimized for OLTP, IoT and is forging new frontiers with its unique ability to seamlessly integrate SQL, NoSQL/JSON, time series and spatial data. Reliability, flexibility, ease of use, and low total cost of ownership makes Informix the best in class enterprise database available in the market.


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The most comprehensive set of advanced features, management tools and technical support to achieve the highest levels of MySQL scalability, security, reliability, and uptime. Built on MySQL Enterprise Edition and powered by the Oracle Cloud, Oracle MySQL Cloud Service provides a simple, automated, integrated and enterprise ready MySQL cloud service, enabling organizations to increase business agility and reduce costs.


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Useful Videos

FileMaker and Microsoft Access

Source:Andrew Bartlett



Oracle Database vs SQL Server

Source:SQL Server BOSS

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