If there is one thing that Apple doesn’t offer as part of either of it’s commercial platforms, server or desktop, it is a robust & scalable SQL database engine. For developer usage, SQLite is present in the form of Core Data, but that is really just what the name implies, lightweight. On Server, there is the ubiquitous MySQL, and all the things that go with that, good and bad.
That is not to say there aren’t commercial offerings that meet the needs, there are. Oracle runs on OS X, for a price.
Now coming from a Windows background, I was spoiled to two things, easy database access, and the ready availability of robust SQL server engines, in the form of Microsoft’s SQL Server, or it’s scaled down sibling, the MSDE. These tools had decent engines, and more importantly, easy consumer approachable tools.
On the Mac, there is a profound lack of both engines and tools at the entry level. That is the void this package attempts to resolve. First, to package and install a “Mac-ified” distribution of the Open Source PostgreSQL engine, and then to provide Mac native graphical tools that are consumer approachable, and finally to provide a robust library of Data Access tools covering Java, C/C++ and Objective C.
The rest, well, that’s left to the users to direct...