The GNOME-DB project aims to provide a free unified data access architecture to the DebianGnome project. GNOME-DB is useful for any application that accesses persistent data (not only databases, but data), since it now contains a pretty good data management API.
GNOME-DB consists of the following components:
libgnomedb: Database Widget Library. These widgets are integrated with the latest versions of glade.
libgda: data abstraction layer. It can manage data stored in databases or XML files and it can be used by non-GNOME applications.
Database administration/user tool for GNOME, based on libgda/libgnomedb, which are a complete database-independent access layer for UNIX systems,It has support for PostgreSql, MySQL, Sybase, MS SQL Server, Oracle, Interbase/Firebird, MS Access files, xBase.