Database Reporting

Database reporting allows you to interact with your database and create reports based upon the stored data. Two of the most popular types of databases are: relational and NoSQL.

Relational databases store data in tabular relations and they are managed through a database management system. Database reporting relies on connections to a relational database management system (RDMBS), typically through JDBC or ODBC. The most popular types of relational database management systems are MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2 and PostgreSQL. Structured Query Language (SQL) is used by database reporting tools to query and manage data in relational database management systems. Once a connection is established to a RDBMS, database reporting tools then can present data in reports and dashboards.

On the other hand, if you require database reporting on large volume, unstructured, real-time data you may need a big data storage solution. NoSQL databases are well-enabled at storing and retrieving big data which the tabular relations and structure found in relational databases simply cannot. Database reporting on NoSQL data sources require either a customized SQL connector, ETL solution, or another native way at accessing data.

Key takeaways

  • Database reporting allows you to interact with your database and create reports based upon the stored data.
  • Relational databases store data in tabular relations. A database reporting tool queries relational databases using SQL over a JDBC or ODBC connection.
  • Database reporting on NoSQL big data sources relies on a customized SQL connector, ETL solution, or another native way at accessing data.

 

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