Airtable vs butterdb: What are the differences?
Airtable: Real-time spreadsheet-database hybrid *. Working with Airtable is as fast and easy as editing a spreadsheet. But only Airtable is backed by the power of a full database, giving you rich features far beyond what a spreadsheet can offer; *butterdb:** A Python ORM for Google Drive Spreadsheets. butterdb is a library to help you work with Google Spreadsheet data. It lets you model your data as Python objects, to be easily manipulated or created.
Airtable and butterdb can be categorized as "Spreadsheets as a Backend" tools.
Some of the features offered by Airtable are:
- Link Tables
- Fully mobile
On the other hand, butterdb provides the following key features:
- Store data in Google Spreadsheets (the cloud!!!)
- Models from classes
- Fields as attributes. decimals, ints and strings only (as far as I know)
butterdb is an open source tool with 344 GitHub stars and 13 GitHub forks. Here's a link to butterdb's open source repository on GitHub.