Continuing our series of business apps for the iPad, today we look at database clients, including ones for managing FileMaker, MySQL, Oracle and PostGres databases.
Since FileMaker is owned by Apple, FileMaker databases and the iPad seem to go hand in hand. FileMaker Go ($39.99) is the official FileMaker client, but there are a couple alternatives.
MySQL database client ($1.99) handles very simple database queries, but can't deal with joins or other slightly more complex queries.
impathic offers clients for many databases under its DataGlass product line. They cost $4.99 each, and feature the ability to create queries, connect via VPN and limited visualization capabilities:
MakeProg Technologies makes a set of clients for databases as well, also at $4.99 each:
Cellica Database for iPad is the only app I found that could actually connect to multiple databases from the same client. However, it requires a Windows only desktop application. It's not an app for database administration, instead it's for end-users of databases to work with various forms. It supports Microsoft Access, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, FoxPro and dBase.