Have you decided to buy a database solution for your business but do not know what types are available? This section will help you understand different database solutions and the benefits of using them.
Desktop databases: As the name suggests, these are oriented to single-user applications and reside on ordinary personal computers. These products are cheap and of great value for non-interactive web applications. “PrimaSoft Organizer Deluxe” is one such package.
o Most desktop database solutions are available for around US $ 100. However, even PCs are usually loaded with Microsoft Access, a user-friendly database management tool.
o These database products are user friendly. You do not need to be an expert in structured query languages (SQL) to use these systems. They also offer an easy to navigate graphical user interface.
o Web solutions are also offered by these databases, but keep in mind that they provide limited functionality and allow you to publish data on the web in a static or dynamic way.
Server Databases: If you plan to create your own website, your database management needs will be very high. This is where server database solutions are useful. These allow multiple users to access the data. Of course, the higher sophistication comes at a cost.
The other benefits of using a server-based system are as follows:
o Flexibility: The server-based databases handle any data management problem very easily. They are preferred by many developers because of their friendly Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs).
o High Speed: These are very powerful artists. Users can work with any reasonable hardware platform effectively. These databases can also manage multiple high-speed processors, clustered servers, high bandwidth connectivity, and fault-tolerant storage technology.
o Good capacity: Server databases have the ability to handle a rapidly increasing amount of data and can support multiple users.
Now that you know the types and benefits of different database solutions, keep in mind the following before investing in one for your business.
o The available hardware and the capacity to buy what is needed.
o Frequency of data modification.
o The functions of personnel responsible for providing support for the database and its maintenance.
o Availability of data over the Internet.
o Number of end users of the database and their task needs.
These tips and resources such as “Proceedings 1984 VLDB Conference, Volume 1: 10th International Conference on Very Large Databases” will help you choose a suitable database solution for your business. As the choices abound, you need to make a careful assessment before making a decision.