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Re: Good Database Software for a Digital Project?

From:

Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:20:35 -0700

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We use MySQL and now mostly Maria. While I agree that PostgeSQL might be
technically advantageous in some ways, its ubiquity and the easy
availability of many free and paid support options make it a great choice.

That said, I think you should examine and explore the possibilities offered
by Solr or Elastisearch. Those would likely by my tools of choice for your
scenario.

Of course, I would probably wrap this in Drupal either way ;)

Cary

On Friday, April 15, 2016, Adam Constabaris <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Hi Matt,
>
> It's very hard to provide a responsible recommendation without further
> details, so this is just going to be a quick overview of *relational
> database* options. It might be that some of the other recommendations fit
> your needs better. For example, if your users aren't at ease with SQL,
> Solr or ElasticSearch might be better..
>
> Consider SQLite. It's nearly everywhere (public domain, embedded in tons
> of things). There's a Firefox extension that will let you work with it
> through the browser if you don't want to do things from the command line.
> SQLite isn't a multi user server, it's more a file format. The database is
> a single file that you can ship around. You can build a 'self contained'
> web application on top of it, which can make deployment much easier.
>
> As befits its nature, it's a bit loose with data types (e.g. you can insert
> strings into numeric column types). But there's a lot to be said in its
> favour.
>
> MySQL (or MariaDB) are reasonable choices, It does a lot of things very
> well, and it's very easy to get started with, and lots of documentation.
> You will need to pay attention if your data is multilingual and/or
> "non-Latin".
>
> I will second the suggestion to look at PostgreSQL: it's almost as
> available as MySQL, and tends to adhere closer to SQL standards than MySQL
> (e.g. window functions), and it's fast, and its data storage model makes
> for some nice features (e.g. you can update a table's structure while
> others are querying it, which is great for availability). It supports
> "foreign data wrappers" which let you query other data sources in
> PostgresSQL (https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Foreign_data_wrappers)
>
> It's worth mentioning that recent versions of PostgreSQL have a JSON column
> type (and the most recent versions support functions that let you query
> inside JSON-valued columns). For some time, it has supported functional
> indexes:
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/indexes-expressional.html
>
>
> These two features together mean you can index 'into' a JSON-valued column
> to get fast searching over more loosely structured data, so these versions
> of PostgreSQL also give you many of the advantages touted for NoSQL systems
> while still giving you a standardized query language and traditional ACID
> "guarantees."
>
> HTH,
>
> AC
>
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 2:18 PM, Matt Sherman <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am looking to pick the group brain as to what might be the most useful
> > database software for a digital project I am collaborating on. We are
> > working on converting an annotated bibliography to a searchable database.
> > While I have the data in a few structured formats, we need to figure out
> > now what to actually put it in so that it can be queried. My default
> line
> > of thinking is to try a MySQL since it is free and used ubiquitously
> > online, but I wanted to see if there were any other database or software
> > systems that we should also consider before investing a lot of time in
> one
> > approach. Any advice and suggestions would be appreciated.
> >
> > Matt Sherman
> >
>


--
Cary Gordon
The Cherry Hill Company
http://chillco.com

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