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Database Journal: Open Source Databases

Sep 26, 2011, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Gravelle)

[ Thanks to Paul Shread for this link. ]

"It used to be that open source software was the niche of uber-geeks and programmers who weren't afraid to get dirty in the code. And no wonder; it was a free-for-all whose only support was the project sites' bug reporting pages and community groups.

"A lot has changed since then. Just as Eclipse has revolutionized Java development, open source databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL have become a real threat to the big database makers' bottom line in the small to medium sized company market.

"This is an area where I have some real working knowledge, having been the primary MySQL contributor for Database Journal for the past several years. Take it from me, these products offer tremendous value!"

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