N/APosted on - 11/12/2014
I have tried out both MS Access and Open Office Database and found them very good for designing databases. I have a question about them though. Which one is better in terms of ease of understanding and user-friendliness? I mean MS Access is paid and feature rich but Open Office is free and open source,right? So which one should I go for?
Any experienced database designers who have used these could help me out here .
Microsoft Access or Apache Open Office Database for designing a DBMS
Happy to support you!
Yes of course, MS Access is a licensed DBMS software and feature rich but Open Office is free and open source. I think this very fact suggests the idea that Access is the best in relation to the ease of understanding, managing and user-friendliness.
Access throws a strong focus on ease-of-use for the developer, unlike in Open Office. Also, Open Office acts more as a bridge to import data sources irrespective of file formats while Access, with its graphical tools that support the best in developing new databases or input forms for existing databases, etc.
So, according to mine & the majority of general opinions, MS Access is a better choice.