4 Open Source Database Projects To Organize Your Data

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Check out these open source database projects to help get you organized.

There’s database software a plenty and depending on what you need to help you store or extract your files narrowing down your choices can become an overwhelming process. For anyone who’s on the prowl and who’s also hoping for solid, stable and budget- savvy options you might want to consider exploring some of these open source databases for your next project.


Hustle is an open source database that dubs itself as a “column oriented, embarrassingly distributed, relational event database.” Based on open source framework Disco, it comes with several features including: NoSQL (Python DSL), compression of bitmap indexes and REPL/CLI query interface.

Apache Drill

Fast, flexible and familiar, Apache Drill can help you execute SQL queries on Hadoop and NoSQL stored datasets within their respective databases. Additionally, it leverages data to create a more agile environment and its use of JSON combined with a columnar query engine gives it speed and the ability to treat your data like a table even if it’s not.


If you’re looking for a help with a mobile database that’s well supported, simple to use and cross-platform compatible check out Realm. Created as a replacement for SQLite and CoreData, its open source and used by many well-known companies—Groupon, Pinterest, Hipmunk and others.


WebScaleSQL is a project that includes engineering contributions from several big names companies—Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter—who aim to bring a common base of code together (via open source) that can be further expanded upon through MySQL community. Download from Github and get involved.

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