Desktop Database

Desktop databases

Desktop databases offer an inexpensive, simple solution to many less complex data storage and manipulation requirements. They get their name from the fact that they are designed to run on a “desktop” (or personal) computers. More popular desktop database products include FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Access and Lotus Approach. The Desktop Database files are all stored in a single file folder called Desktop so that the files are easy to access. Many choose these versions of databases because they are inexpensive. Most desktop solutions are available for around $100 (compared to thousands of dollars for their sever-based versions). In fact, if you own a copy of Microsoft Office Professional, you already have access to Microsoft Access. Another advantage of using a desktop database is that they are user-friendly. A thorough understanding of SQL is not required when using these systems. Desktop DBMSs usually offer an easy-to-navigate graphical user interface. Desktop databases also offer web solutions. Many modern desktop databases provide web functionality enabling you to publish your data on the web in a static or dynamic fashion.

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