Variety of Choices
Virtually all applications nowadays store information long-term in one way or another. While there are many ways to accomplish that, one of the most popular ones is to use a database. Here is a list of database engines that our team works with:
- IBM DB2
- Apache Derby
- Oracle Database
Every database management system (DBMS) provides tools for backup and recovery, as well as a comprehensive authorisation and authentication mechanism. So using a DBMS rather than storing information in plain text files is always the better choice!
Building a software application with a database abstraction in mind right from the beginning is very important. Having a layer for database abstraction enables easy data migration from one system to another. DBMS just like other software evolve in time and offer better and faster ways to accomplish things. Migrating to a newer version of the DBMS or switching to a completely new system can have positive effect on the software application in terms of security, reliability and speed.
Almost all software applications that we have built over the years involve a database system of some kind. Whether it is a desktop application, a web application or a piece of mobile software — we constantly face the requirement to store information long-term. You can ask us for more information about:
- Database design and implementation.
- Data migration.
- High Availability and Data Recovery (HADR).
- Data replication.
- Database backup.