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Generic Database Interfaces and APIs

ODBC Support

ADO Support

Database Interfaces for Relational Database Systems

Database systems employing a relational model, with support for SQL.

General Purpose Database Systems

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Database Systems for Embedding Into Applications

The following database systems are more oriented towards embedded applications:

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Non-Relational Databases

Native Python Databases


buzhug is a pure-Python database engine, using a Pythonic, no-SQL syntax.

The data is stored and accessed on disk (it is not an in-memory database). The implementation has been designed to make all operations, and especially selection, as fast as possible with an interpreted language.

A limited benchmark using the same use cases as SQLite's author shows that buzhug is much faster than other pure-Python modules (KirbyBase, gadfly). SQLite, which is implemented in C, is faster, but only less than 3 times on the average.


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.

These entries still need to be merged into the resp. sub-pages:



Sybase ASE

Sybase SQL Anywhere




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