Mimer SQL on Mac OS X

In short, Mimer SQL on Mac OS X is a high performance, zero maintenance database built on international SQL standards for mission critical applications.

Mimer SQL runs on Intel-based Mac OS X, with the Leopard version as base level.

Some qualities of Mimer SQL are:
  • Mimer SQL on Mac OS X is installed within a few minutes.
    These minutes takes us all the way from opening the installation file to having a database server up and running.

  • Mimer SQL is one of the most scalable databases in the world.
    The same kernel that is used in your laptop is also used in large production plants, for example, in the Automotive and Steel industry.

  • Mimer SQL is No.1 in the world in conforming to SQL standards.
    This is the guarantee for an open database solution.

  • Mimer SQL has a database server with low binary footprint.
    As a small footprint, but yet powerful, database server with a configurable runtime distribution size, Mimer SQL is ideal for environments with scarce resources and for use in embedded applications.

  • Mimer SQL is the world leader in zero maintenance and ease-of-use.
    Some of the built-in functionality in this area are Non-locking transaction control, automatic on-line reorganization, automated on-line backup, and a self tuned kernel.

  • Mimer SQL is a robust system that has been on the market for decades.
    Opinions about Mimer SQL like "a black box database" and "an install and forget database" are customer's expressions for stability with endurance.

  • Mimer SQL is a cross platform product.
    With availability on all major platforms, ranging from mobile appliances to enterprise systems, Mimer SQL databases can be used in all ends of a product line.

  • Mimer SQL is the first database vendor to implement Unicode 4.
    It has predefined multilingual support for more than 150 languages.

For detailed information on features in Mimer SQL, please see the Mimer SQL Intro section at

Mimer SQL for Mac OS X is free for test and development purposes, and we are flexible in offering you a Mimer SQL licensing model that will suit your product and business situation.

Mimer SQL matches Apples ease-of-use philosophy with a database server installed within a few minutes, and, when deployed, being self-tuned with no need for major administration. Mimer SQL has less than twenty configuration parameters based on algorithms that knows and learns the optimal settings for all situations.

In more than two decades Mimer SQL has proved its scalability and performance in thousands and thousands of different database solutions. The same stable database kernel supports desktop applications as well as large production facilities and banks. The entire functionality of Mimer SQL is available through out the whole range, from mobile to enterprise.

Mimer SQL provides full and optimized support for established and standardized interfaces, including ODBC and a wide range of JDBC drivers, which makes development easy with all the popular tools such as WebObjects, Jboss, Tomcat, DbVisualizer, Omnis, Runtime Revolution, 4D and many more.

Mimer Information Technology is a leader in conforming to DBMS standards and is an active participant in the international database standardization WG3 Group for SQL.

You can download Mimer SQL Engine for Mac OS X from the Mimer SQL Download Page.

Mimer SQL is installed in /Applications, where applications for database installation, database administration and database object management are provided to easily get started. These applications are:

  • Mimer SQL Database Install

  • Mimer SQL Database Admin

  • DbVisualizer

DbVisualizer is a powerful SQL tool bundled with Mimer SQL. Mimer SQL is fully integrated into the tool, meaning that all Mimer SQL database objects can be managed and viewed in detail.

Getting Started

Start with the Mimer SQL Database Install application to create your initial database and then use the Mimer SQL Database Admin application to administer it. Use DbVisualiser to manage your database objects.

For details on how to use Mimer SQL with DbVisualizer, see the article Mimer SQL and DbVisualizer using JDBC on Mac OS X which is an example on how to connect Mimer SQL to a database access tool using the JDBC database API.

In addition, take a look at the article Using Mimer SQL with iODBC on Mac OS X to get a glance on how Mimer SQL fits with ODBC on the Mac OS X platform and go on with Apache – PHP – Mimer SQL on Mac OS X.

From a Terminal window the complete Mimer SQL installation can be located at /opt. For easy access to items that are not reachable from the /Applications view, tools, libraries and man-pages are linked to /usr/bin, /usr/lib and /usr/share/man locations.

When a Mimer SQL database server is installed and should be used as a database server for remote client applications, the Mac OS X built-in Firewall may have to be opened up for Mimer SQL. Please see the article Firewall issue on Mac OS X for details on how to do this.

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Last updated: 2011-03-04


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