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Issue 6.4


Database Servers for REALbasic


Issue: 6.4 (May/June 2008)
Author Bio: Paul Lefebvre is President and Chief Software Architect of LogicalVue Software and founder of RBDevZone.
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We now move on to MySQL, the popular, but somewhat controversial, open-source database recently purchased by Sun Microsystems.


Like the other database servers we've looked at, MySQL works with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. MySQL is available in two editions: Enterprise and Community. Pricing for Enterprise starts at $595 per year. The Community edition is free to use, but it's license is not all that easy to understand (see sidebar).

The current version of MySQL is 5.0.51a. As with all the databases we've looked at so far, OpenBase SQL has professional features such as:

  • SQL 92 support

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