Which non SQL Database ?

Doug Epling wdepli at mikrotec.com
Fri Feb 11 18:30:04 CET 2011

On 12/4/2010 5:42 PM, Jorge Biquez wrote:
> Hello all.
> Newbie question. Sorry.
> As part of my process to learn python I am working on two personal
> applications. Both will do it fine with a simple structure of data
> stored in files. I now there are lot of databases around I can use but I
> would like to know yoor advice on what other options you would consider
> for the job (it is training so no pressure on performance). One
> application will run as a desktop one,under Windows, Linux, Macintosh,
> being able to update data, not much, not complex, not many records. The
> second application, running behind web pages, will do the same, I mean,
> process simple data, updating showing data. not much info, not complex.

So, why not LDAP?

> As an excersice it is more than enough I guess and will let me learn
> what I need for now.
> Talking with a friend about what he will do (he use C only) he suggest
> to take a look on dBase format file since it is a stable format, fast
> and the index structure will be fine or maybe go with BD (Berkley)
> database file format (I hope I understood this one correctly) . Plain
> files it is not an option since I would like to have option to do rapid
> searches.
> What would do you suggest to take a look? If possible available under
> the 3 plattforms.
> Thanks in advance for your comments.
> Jorge Biquez

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