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CNET News.com: Open-source database companies open shop

Dec 14, 2000, 20:01 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Great Bridge, a start-up hoping its open-source database software will encroach on Oracle the way Red Hat has nibbled at Microsoft, is now open for business."

"Great Bridge, based in Norfolk, Va., announced its presence in May, but now has services and its first customer, Web and e-commerce site designer Xperts.com. Great Bridge has packaged the PostgreSQL database software with easy-to-use installation software and extensive documentation, said Dave Mele, vice president of marketing."

"Although the company will give the software away, it will charge $9,995 a year for a standard technical support and service plan and $49,995 for the premium plan. Services include planning and development of databases as well as integration with existing software and ongoing support."

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