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Pranit Sonawane
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Hi all, am trying to develop a swing application and for that I need a database and unfortunately am not able to find any database system/software for my windows 7 64 bit. What database system can I use?
 
Manuel Petermann
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What do you mean by database system.
You need to decide if you want a full database backend or if something like sqlite/derby is sufficient.
If you meant the jdbc driver than you need to know which database you are running and get the jdbc driver from the vendor.
 
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I've moved your question to our JDBC forum, which is better suited for it.

There are plenty of databases for Windows x64. I know for sure both MS SQL Server and Oracle support it (and both offer free, limited "starter" editions you could certainly use), and cursory search reveals that majority of important open-source databases supports 64bit editions of Windows too.

Setting up ODBC in Windows 7 x64 can be challenging, but I'd suggest not to use ODBC. Use the "native" (type 4) JDBC driver instead, most of important databases certainly have one. The JDBC-OBDC bridge is not well supported and may impose severe restrictions, it should be only used when no native JDBC driver is available.
 
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