Relational database comparison
This page if for a comparison of different database, and is specific for how they might be used for GRAMPS. It was started to help with GEPS 010: SQL Backend.
- far easier to setup. just start writing to the file! no connection or user accounts.
- smaller install (code) size.
- easier for users to manage / and share sepperate db's
- single file
- good support.
- while great for what it is it's not an enterprise level database
- many "traditional" relational db things are lacking.
- while tools exist they aren't as fleshed out and solid as the mysql ones.
- far better tools for management and reporting
- a true enterprise level database capable of handling serious loads
- far more is built into the db. ie auto incrementing fields, stored procedures and on and on.
(sqlite may not even have triggers but I can't remember)
- far more extensive user base and support.
- install size (bloat)
- an actual server to setup run and maintain.
- there are tools that can do this automatically though and make things almost none
existent for an end user. also the embeddable mysql might be an option.
- may be difficult to manage / share multiple databases. more difficult but very do able.
maybe not even that difficult. it would just take some planning.