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Databases based on a relational model, with support for SQL.
- Asynchronous and pure Python. Speed comparable to C bindings. Special support for Twisted.
- Barebones pure-Python PostgreSQL client
mxODBC: http://www.egenix.com/products/python/mxODBC/ Supports the PostgreSQL ODBC driver on both Windows and Unix. Note that you have to enable the advanced option "Use bytea for lo" in case you want to work with BLOBs.
- Have versions for both SQLite 2 and 3.
- SQLite 3 only.
- Not DB-API compliant. Focus on wrapping all SQLite APIs.
- This is for old Oracle versions (7 and 8).
- For Oracle 8i and up.
Supports the Oracle Instant Client which is available for Windows and many popular Unix platforms.
MS SQL Server
mxODBC: http://www.egenix.com/products/python/mxODBC/ Supports the MS SQL Server ODBC driver on Windows and the Actual Technologies ODBC driver for MS SQL Server on Mac OS X
MS Desktop Engine
mxODBC: http://www.egenix.com/products/python/mxODBC/ DB2's native CLI is ODBC compatible and mxODBC can link directly against these libraries. It also supports the DB2 ODBC driver on Windows.
mxODBC: http://www.egenix.com/products/python/mxODBC/ Supports Sybase ASE and Sybase Anywhere.
mxODBC: http://www.egenix.com/products/python/mxODBC/ MaxDB/SAPDB's native CLI is ODBC compatible and mxODBC can link directly against the CLI libs on Unix. It also supports the ODBC driver on Windows.
mxODBC: http://www.egenix.com/products/python/mxODBC/ Note: The Informix ODBC drivers are included in the Informix CSDK.
mxODBC: http://www.egenix.com/products/python/mxODBC/ Provides ODBC connectivity on Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and most other Unix platforms.
Native Python Databases
SnakeSQL is a pure Python SQL database written to remove the dependence of the Python Web Modules on 3rd party drivers for non-Python databases like MySQL but designed to be a useful database in its own right.