Windows has SQL & Oracle; Mac has ... ?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by imods, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. imods macrumors newbie

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    The title has everything i'd like to know.

    anyone please?
     
  2. garethlewis2 macrumors 6502

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    Might as well give an answer.

    SQL is a language. It is not a database. It is the language a database uses to query the data in the tables.

    Oracle is just a Database server. Not a very good one. It still gets it ass served on a plate bt DB2, Micosoft SQL Server and Sybase.

    You can get Oracle and Sybase on OS X.
     
  3. cmuench macrumors member

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    Or you can go the free route and get mysql, postgresql or sqlite. just to name a few. What are you going to be interfacing with? how big is your databases? Do you use lots of sp and views? Answers will help us get a version for you.
     
  4. savar macrumors 68000

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    umm Oracle is pretty bad ass...which is why every fortune 50 company has it. DB2 is good from what I hear, the other's can't touch oracle though.
     
  5. imods thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm talking here about databases for large corporations and in terms of standards.

    Between, I tried to download Oracle from their website, but i couldn't find one for Mac OS X (Client Edition). I only found one version for Mac OS server!!

    Thanks for your replies!
     
  6. devnill macrumors newbie

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  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  8. imods thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, I was talking about this webpage http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/index.html

    There i only found Oracle Database 10g Release 1 (10.1.0.3) for Mac OS X Server

    Between, can MySQL work with Microsoft SQL Server? <-- Sorry if that was a stupid question!

    Thanks again! I really appreciate it.
     

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