OracleThe longtime king of the hill in enterprise databases is Oracle. For large government agencies, international corporations and high-value data centers, Oracle’s reliability is hard to beat.
IBM DB2IBM’s DB2 is one of the highest quality, most cost-effective RDBMS platforms on the market. It’s easy to install and supported on Unix, Linux, and Windows. DB2 is ideal for companies running high-volume, high transaction workloads. It’s most popular in industries like insurance.
Microsoft SQL ServerThis versatile database platform offers enterprise companies complete data management and powerful business intelligence (BI) capability.
SAP Sybase ASEThis stable, cost-effective, high-performance, low-risk database has seen better days. Under its previous name Sybase, it was part of the database power trio: Sybase, Oracle and IBM. It lost market share and was eventually sold to SAP. The database still sees wide usage in industries like banking, but its star is falling. Newer databases continue to edge it further into obscurity.
TeradataFor enterprise organizations with huge data warehouses, Teradata database fits the bill. This self-described Very Large Database System (VLDB) was the first database focused on handling terabytes of data. It features intelligent optimization which responds rapidly to requests. Popular users include telecom companies and large retailers who handle enormous amounts of transactions every day.
EnterpriseDBBased on the open-source PostgreSQL database, EnterpriseDB (EDB) adds performance and security features suited for enterprise-level workloads.
BootstrapSince its release in 2011 Bootstrap has become the most widely-used open source framework in the world. It’s a popular tool for HTML, CSS and JS development. Bootstrap scales easily on websites and apps off a single code base across desktops and mobile devices. Its documentation is incredibly thorough, though the variety of styles included makes the file size a little large.
FoundationThis enterprise level front-end platform used by eBay and Facebook is useful for creating highly responsive sites. Foundation is a collection of frameworks for the front-end that creates attractive, fast sites, email messages and mobile apps. The tradeoff is that it’s too complex for beginner; it takes a skilled developer to build with Foundation.
React.jsLike Angular, React has grown in popularity over the last couple of years, offering a series of new releases and development tools and enjoying increasing adoption for new projects. Unlike Angular it’s not a fully-fleshed front-end. Instead, it’s a simplified way to create dynamic view layers for apps. React got a serious boost in popularity from Facebook’s release of React Native for creating mobile apps.
Backbone.jsBackbone provides structure to enterprise front-ends, with features like key-value binding, collections with a robust API and views complete with declarative event handling. Some developers regard Backbone as too light for modern apps, but it still has a loyal base of users.
ConclusionThese are just a few of the many dynamic tools available for building modern apps. Choosing between them- that's better done on a case-by-case basis. There are some helpful guidelines when weighing the options. For example, a solid MVC framework like Angular or Backbone is a reasonable choice. Also, worth considering is that while the database and front-end are the core of enterprise installation, more tools are needed to optimize the system. These could include components like API middleware, jQuery, underscore templates, and custom fonts. The best way to create the perfect front-end and back-end combination is to outline the specific project at hands requirements and assemble the stack that fits those.
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