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Need robust yet simplistic (?) DB for data capturing/reporting for non-programmer

Discussion in 'Database' started by tsmithy, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. tsmithy

    tsmithy New Member

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    What is the best option out there, in the way of databases, for me to use that fit the following criteria?

    1) free
    2) simple to learn and implement (from a non-programmer standpoint) with about a 2 day "grace" period for getting up to speed
    3) able to capture around 70k data elements and run without issues
    4) ability to query and produce basic reports

    I am in a situation where I need to find an application with the above criteria and I figured I may as well ask the experts because I'm in a bit over my head.

    I have looked at Oracle Express, MySQL, MS Access, and LyteRAD.

    I can't say that I trust this LyteRAD program to be all that great, but I see the other options as being difficult enough for a non-programmer to learn, and I'm not even sure if MS Access can handle all that much and still function.

    I could really use you guys' help and I really appreciate it.


    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. venami

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    MySQL will solve your need. Even there is a good GUI to use MySQL with ease.
     
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    Go for MYSQL, thats the best option in terms of costs and performance.
     

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