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tsmithy 11Sep2009 10:55

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

venami 23Sep2009 14:26

Re: Need robust yet simplistic (?) DB for data capturing/reporting for non-programmer
 
MySQL will solve your need. Even there is a good GUI to use MySQL with ease.

urstop 3Dec2009 16:01

Re: Need robust yet simplistic (?) DB for data capturing/reporting for non-programmer
 
Go for MYSQL, thats the best option in terms of costs and performance.


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