Relational Databases

Best Relational Databases include:

PostgreSQL, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Microsoft Access, and IBM Cloud Databases.

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Relational Databases Overview

Relational Database Software Overview

What is Relational Database Software?

A relational database is nothing more than a data repository that stores information in structured tables with rows and columns. Because data is stored in a structured way, it can be retrieved using a query language that understands the table structure.

Relational Database Features & Capabilities

  • ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability) compliance ensuring 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

How it works

A table is referred to as a relation in the sense that each row contains data that is related to a single entity, while each column represents different keys or concepts.


When each row in a table is different, it is possible to use one or more columns to identify a particular row. There is always a “primary key” which serves as the unique identifier for each entity or record. For example, in the case of a table of company employees, the primary key might be employee number.

The SQL Query Language

Data is retrieved from the table using a specialized language called Structured Query Language or SQL. SQL allows users to query the data using SELECT statements and WHERE clauses. A group of SQL statements can be called as a mini-program or executable which is called a stored procedure.


SQL is a widely understood language with a deep bench of practitioners in the marketplace. For this reason, tools using SQL are being developed to query non-relational big data stores like Hadoop, which use less well known, and harder to use, interfaces to retrieve data.

Pricing Information

There are several robust free relational databases on the market like MySQL and PostgreSQL. Traditional highly-robust and fully-featured enterprise relational databases like Oracle start at about $45,000 for a single license for two processing cores. However, significant discounts are usually available.


Relational Databases Products

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SimbaProvider
SimbaProvider is a relational database software solution from Magnitude Software.
Cubrid
Cubrid is a relational database software solution offered by Cubrid.
Empress RDBMS
Empress RDBMS is a relational database software solution offered by Empress Software.
GroveSite Online
GroveSite Online is a relational database software solution offered by GroveSite.
HanDbase
HanDbase is a relational database software solution offered by DDH Software.
MyTaskHelper
MyTaskHelper is a relational database software solution offered by MyTaskHelper.
Infobright
Infobright is a relational database offering from the company of the same name.
Clustrix
Clustrix (or ClustrixDB) is a relational NewSQL Database from the company of the same name in San Francisco.
CA IDMS
CA IDMS is a relational database management system (RDMS) from CA Technologies.
VoltDB
VoltDB is an in-memory, scale-out NewSQL relational database from the company of the same name headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Virtuoso Universal Server
Virtuoso Universal Server from OpenLink Software headquartered in Massachusetts is a relational database management system (RDBMS).
Altibase HDB
Altibase HDB is a relational database software solution offered by Altibase.
XtraBuild Designer
XtraBuild Designer is a relational database software solution offered by Ardeal Soft.
Grubba
Grubba is a relational database software solution offered by Derek Scholte.
QueryPlus
QueryPlus is a relational database software solution offered by QualCorp, Inc.
TeamDesk
TeamDesk is a relational database software solution offered by ForeSoft.
OmniSci (formerly MapD)
MapD is an open-source database and visualization platform leveraging the parallel processing power of GPUs (rather than CPUs) to process very large volumes of data in milliseconds.
TIBCO ComputeDB
TIBCO ComputeDB is offered as a low latency, highly available in-memory database with shared memory management and optimizations increases performance speed up to 20X over native Apache Spark, and scales to support large Apache Spark compatible stores. It is based on technology acquired with SnappyD…
Project SnappyData - Community Edition
SnappyData was acquired by TIBCO, however Project SnappyData offers a fully functional core OSS distribution, the Community Edition, that is Apache 2.0 licensed. The Enterprise Edition of the product, which is sold by TIBCO Software under the name TIBCO ComputeDB™, includes everything that is offere…
dBASE
dBase is a one of the oldest database management systems.
Stellar Repair for MS SQL
Stellar Repair for MS SQL software repairs corrupt MDF and NDF file. It repairs SQL database objects like tables, triggers, indexes, keys, rules & stored procedures. The software is also capable to recover deleted records and it works on unlimited databases. The SQL database repair process becom…
CockroachDB
CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database from Cockroach Labs in New York. It is designed to give users resilient, horizontal scale across multiple clouds with always-on availability and data partitioned by location. CockroachDB scales horizontally without reconfiguration or need for a massive archi…
Amazon RDS on VMware
Amazon RDS on VMware allows users to deploy Amazon RDS managed databases in on-premises VMware environments.
Red Brick Warehouse
IBM's Red Brick Warehouse is an SQL-based relational database.