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5 Key Database Modules added into ActivePython: PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and ODBC
by Kendra Penrose

Kendra Penrose, August 19, 2010

ActivePython now provides five key Python database modules; mysql-python, psycopg2, cx_Oracle, pyodbc, and pymssql.

With the addition of these modules, ActivePython now supports the world's most popular proprietary and open source databases including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.  To find out which products these are available on, check out the official webpage.

We've got your enterprise covered:

  • MySQL has become the world's most popular open source database and is used in more than 10 million installations ranging from large corporations to specialized embedded applications. MySQL runs on more than 20 platforms including Linux, Windows, and OS/X, HP-UX, AIX.
  • PostgreSQL is an open source database used by the likes of Yahoo, Skype and MySpace and is now widely seen as an alternative to MySQL database. 
  • While the Oracle proprietary database offerings still lead in worldwide in RDBMS software market share, Microsoft's SQL Server product is not far behind especially considering the fact that SQL Server is only available on Windows-based systems while Oracle caters to a variety of platforms.

With the addition of the python ODBC package (pyodbc), ActivePython nows enables your development teams to rapidly build and deploy enterprise-class applications that rely on enterprise-grade databases.

This release improves ActivePython's ablity to connect with wide mix of the world's most popular proprietary and open source databases giving developers more flexibility and more choice in their design decisions, including whether to use an open source or propriety database.

Newly released ActivePython Database Modules now included in PyPM can be viewed here.

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Kendra Penrose is our Marketing and Communications Manager. When she isn't "marketing and communicating" she can be found hiking, doing yoga, listening to tunes, eating yummy food, and hanging out with family and friends. She originally hails from the non-profit sector but has found her home in IT.

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1 comments for 5 Key Database Modules added into ActivePython: PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and ODBC
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pymssql - never could get it to work....wasted much time.
pyodbc works great.