Base is a full-featured desktop database front end, designed to meet the needs of a broad array of users. But Base also caters to power users and enterprise requirements, and provides native-support drivers for some of the most-widely employed multi-user database engines: MySQL/MariaDB, Adabas D, MS Access and PostgreSQL. In addition, the built-in support for JDBC- and ODBC-standard drivers allows you to connect to virtually any other existing database engine as well.
Base comes configured with the full HSQL relational database engine It's an ideal solution for uncomplicated needs, and for people requiring an easy-to-understand, simple-to-use system: the data is stored right inside the Base file, and you also get native support for dBase flat files. Base provides wizards to help users who are new to database design (or just new to Base) to create tables, queries, forms and reports, and it comes supplied with a set of predefined table definitions for tracking assets, customers, sales orders, invoices and many other commonly-useful items.
Base is much more than a tool that can be used for stand-alone purposes: it is also perfectly integrated with the LibreOffice suite's other applications: Base can supply address book data for mail merges in Writer using the LDAP protocol or various address book formats . Base can also be used for creating linked data ranges in Calc files, for data pilot analysis or as the basis for charts.