• Open Source Databases Comparison
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The following chart will illustrate the comparison between several open source databases. This comparison will cover, PostgresSQL 8.2, MySQL 5, Derby 10.3, and HSQLDB 1.8 in terms of their limitations and strength. The goal of this analysis is to provide information in the process of decision making in choosing a "right"/efficient open source database for PRP and which will also be easy to install and probably able to be bundle together with the PRP without extra installation.

 

PostgreSQL 8.2

MySQL 5.0

Apache Derby 10.3

HSQLDB 1.8

OS support

First windows supported version, only support linux and windows, special compilation requires for other platforms

Supports Windows/Linux/Unix/Mac OSX

Any OS that can run Java

Any OS that can run Java

Documentation

Full pre and post installation documentations

Extensive pre and post installation documentations

Extensive pre and post installation documentations

Full pre and post installation documentations

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