[Bioclusters] RDBMS and Bioinformatics

Simon Twigger bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Mon, 15 Mar 2004 13:34:20 -0600

The Rat Genome Database runs off Oracle, I think Saccharomyces Genome 
Database does too, Mouse Genome Database runs off Sybase I believe. At 
RGD we also use MySQL for other tools and its a great platform. You 
should also look at PostgreSQL which is the other leading open source 
RDBMS - it has many of the features of a commercial package like Oracle 
which MySQL might lack but is free and also has good support with third 
party tools (db drivers, etc). The Generic Model Organism Database 
project (GMOD, http://www.gmod.org) is using this for their RDBMS 
platform instead of MySQL for many of these reasons.


On Mar 15, 2004, at 11:30 AM, Dr. Hari Koduvely wrote:

> Hi, I would like to know if RDBMS (Relational Data
> Base Management Systems) is extensively used in
> Bioinformatics Data Bases. If it indeed true, what is
> the most suited RDBMS, Oracle?
> Regards
> -Hari
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Simon N. Twigger, Ph.D.
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