[DB-SIG] What database should I use

Magnus Lycka magnus@thinkware.se
Mon, 09 Sep 2002 11:25:53 +0200

At 08:26 2002-09-09 +0200, Laszlo Asboth wrote:
>Did you try  (Standalone) ZODB?
>I am newby but this seems to be the closest solution to Python.
>You do not need any SQL to use it.

ZODB is very different from a SQL database. For instance
it has no query language. You can't access the data except
by writing Python, which might or might not be what you want.
It also lacks the concept of database schema and constraints.
This makes it very flexible, but also places a bigger
responsibility on the programmer.

It is an object-oriented database which is well integrated
(obviously) with Python, and it handles transactions and
persistence, but it's very different from an RDBMS.

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