Let’s look at some of the popular commercial databases in this tutorial. Commercial databases are designed for business and enterprise use, providing a robust and feature-rich platform for storing, retrieving, and managing data.
A commercial database is a database management system (DBMS) developed, sold, and supported by a commercial vendor company. Users need to buy or acquire a license
to use the database. Commercial databases are not free to use, unlike open-source
Commercial databases typically have advanced features, scalability options, security measures, and support services. The vendor may provide free editions for the databases with limited features and capabilities or with trial licenses for a limited time.
Popular Commercial Databases
Some popular commercial databases are as follows:
- SQL Server
- IBM DB2
Oracle Database is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) developed by Oracle Corporation. It runs on both Unix and Windows. It is one of the most widely used database systems, known for its reliability, scalability, and robustness.
MS SQL Server
MS SQL Server is a Relational Database Management System developed by Microsoft.
It only runs on Windows platforms. Many people find it easier to use than Oracle.
IBM DB2 is a family of data management products, including database servers, developed by IBM. It is a relational database that provides a platform for efficient and secure storage and retrieval of structured data. It is still very commonly used on mainframes and runs on Windows and Unix.