which database is suitable for small applications

J Kenneth King james at agentultra.com
Tue May 26 09:16:35 EDT 2009

Jean-Michel Pichavant <jeanmichel at sequans.com> writes:

> Kalyan Chakravarthy wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>           can any one suggest me which database I can use for my
>> small application(to store user names ,passwords, very few other
>> data.. )
>> I am using Python, Google Apps and guide me how to connect to
>> database, I am very new to these technologies
>> Please help me
>> Thanks in advance
>> -- 
>> Regards
>> Kalyan
> If you are really new to these technologies and don't want to spend
> some time on it, just serialize on the disk your data structure
> containing your names, password and so on
> (http://docs.python.org/library/pickle.html).
> Depending on your application you may not be that concerned with
> security/reliability issues.
> Of course if you want to learn more about it, go on. I personally use
> postgreSQL with the pgdb python module. But this is the only one I
> ever used so I'll let someone else more familiar with all the database
> types respond to you.
> Jean-Michel

sqlite is also a pretty lite database. Sits in a single file and the
libraries ship with Python (> 2.6 I think? or maybe 2.5?).

Serialization is always a neat option. With a hash table DB like
berkeley or some such you can get a pretty speedy (albeit simple)
persistence layer.

Really depends on what your app needs.

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