Relational Databases

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SingleStore

SingleStore aims to deliver the world’s fastest distributed SQL database for data-intensive applications: SingleStoreDB, which combines transactional + analytical workloads in a single platform.

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Db2

DB2 is a family of relational database software solutions offered by IBM. It includes standard Db2 and Db2 Warehouse editions, either deployable on-cloud, or on-premise.

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SAP HANA Cloud

SAP HANA is an application that uses in-memory database technology to process very large amounts of real-time data from relational databases, both SAP and non-SAP, in a very short time. The in-memory computing engine allows HANA to process data stored in RAM as opposed to reading…

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MySQL

MySQL is a popular open-source relational and embedded database, now owned by Oracle.

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SAP HANA Cloud

SAP HANA is an application that uses in-memory database technology to process very large amounts of real-time data from relational databases, both SAP and non-SAP, in a very short time. The in-memory computing engine allows HANA to process data stored in RAM as opposed to reading…

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Oracle Database

Oracle Database, currently in edition 23c, offers native support for property graph data structures and graph queries. If you're looking for flexibility to build graphs in conjunction with transactional data, JSON, Spatial, and other data types, we got you covered. Developers can…

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MySQL

MySQL is a popular open-source relational and embedded database, now owned by Oracle.

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Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) from Amazon Web Services.

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Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is a database management system from Microsoft that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools.

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database.

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IBM Cloud Databases

IBM Cloud Databases are open source data stores for enterprise application development. Built on a Kubernetes foundation, they offer a database platform for serverless applications. They are designed to scale storage and compute resources seamlessly without being constrained by the…

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Db2

DB2 is a family of relational database software solutions offered by IBM. It includes standard Db2 and Db2 Warehouse editions, either deployable on-cloud, or on-premise.

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SingleStore

SingleStore aims to deliver the world’s fastest distributed SQL database for data-intensive applications: SingleStoreDB, which combines transactional + analytical workloads in a single platform.

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PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL (alternately Postgres) is a free and open source object-relational database system boasting over 30 years of active development, reliability, feature robustness, and performance. It supports SQL and is designed to support various workloads flexibly.

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Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora is a global-scale relational database service built for the cloud with full MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility.

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Snowflake

The Snowflake Cloud Data Platform is the eponymous data warehouse with, from the company in San Mateo, a cloud and SQL based DW that aims to allow users to unify, integrate, analyze, and share previously siloed data in secure, governed, and compliant ways. With it, users can securely…

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Teradata Vantage

Teradata Vantage is presented as a modern analytics cloud platform that unifies everything—data lakes, data warehouses, analytics, and new data sources and types. Supports hybrid multi-cloud environments and priced for flexibility, Vantage delivers unlimited intelligence to build…

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MariaDB Platform

MariaDB is an open-source relational database made by the original developers of MySQL, supported by the MariaDB Foundation and a community of developers. The community states recent additional capabilities as including clustering with Galera Cluster 4, compatibility with Oracle…

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Google Cloud SQL

Google Cloud SQL is a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) with the capability and functionality of MySQL.

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Sequel Pro

Sequel Pro is a relational database software solution offered by Sequel Pro.

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TeamDesk

TeamDesk is a low-code development platform for online database creation. Business owners or managers can build a unique web database solution without any programming to facilitate working with data, organize routine work and create an accessible data source for teams.

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IBM Informix

Informix is an embedded relational database offering from IBM.

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SAP SQL Anywhere

SAP® SQL Anywhere® solutions aim to deliver enterprise-level data management and synchronization capabilities. The solutions are designed to run in remote and mobile environments on a wide range of small-footprint devices and in real-world conditions.

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Percona Server for MySQL

Percona Server for MySQL is a free, compatible, enhanced, open source drop-in replacement for MySQL. Percona states it provides superior performance, scalability, and instrumentation. Boasting over 5,300,000 downloads, Percona Server’s self-tuning algorithms and support for high-…

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SAP IQ

SAP IQ (formerly SAP Sybase IQ) is a columnar relational database management system (RDBMS) optimized for Big Data analytics.

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Tibero

Tibero is a relational database software solution offered by TmaxSoft.

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EDB Postgres Advanced Server

The EDB Postgres Advanced Server is an advanced deployment of the PostgreSQL relational database with greater features and Oracle compatibility, from EnterpriseDB headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.

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MonetDB

MonetDB is an open source column-oriented relational database management system issued and supported by the Dutch MonetDB development team.

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Grist

Grist combines the capabilities of spreadsheets, databases and app builders. Using a familiar spreadsheet interface, information can be organized as a relational database, and dashboards built using drag-and-drop. Solving spreadsheet problems Ensures data is well-structured and…

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What is Relational Database Software?

A relational database stores and manages data by using a structured query language (SQL). The data is placed in a traditional table format containing rows and columns. Columns identify each piece of data by unique characteristics such as name, order number, or image of a product logo. Rows identify the relationships between the data points. Relational databases are used by businesses that want to store data and ensure access to customer information. Users are able to edit, return, or delete customer information as needed.

The main difference between relational and non-relational databases is the use of SQL. A relational database’s use of SQL assumes a defined structure or rows and columns. Non-relational databases use different storage models, are more scalable, and have a lower level of data integrity.

Relational Databases Features

Relational databases contain the following features and capabilities:

  • ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability) compliance ensures database transactions are processed reliably
  • Referential integrity ensures that relationships between tables remain consistent
  • Fine-grained locking or synchronization mechanisms for managing simultaneous access of the same data by multiple users
  • Support for Unicode for multilingual capability
  • Ability to run database seamlessly on multiple platforms
  • Ability to recover data in the event of a failure

Relational Databases Comparison

Before purchasing a relational database, consider the following:

  • Integration: Some relational databases do not integrate smoothly with non-SAP applications. Make sure the integration capabilities meet the needs of your business.
  • Extra costs: Relational databases may require extra hardware costs. When budgeting, you should account for devices and fees.

Pricing Information

There are many open source relational databases, and they are great choices for businesses that don’t have significant support needs. Enterprise relational databases, such as Oracle, start at about $45,000 for a single license for two processing cores.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do relational databases do?

A relational database is a data repository that stores information in structured tables. Because data is stored in a structured way, it can be retrieved with a query language that understands the table structure. Relational databases store data with tables and columns. Each row contains data that is related to a single entity, while each column represents different keys or concepts.

What are the benefits of using relational databases?

Relational databases provide users with data storage. These databases allow for easy retrieval, editing, returning, or removing of data.

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How much does a relational database cost?

There are many free relational database options. These databases are great choices for businesses that don’t have significant support needs, as open source options tend not to provide support. Enterprise relational databases start at about $45,000 for a single license for two processing cores.