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InfoWorld: Open source databases establishing footholds

Dec 19, 2000, 09:09 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Sullivan)

"Open source databases are emerging as viable alternatives to costly proprietary databases and, in so doing, are filling a key slot in the open source e-business development stack."

"With vendors working to enhance performance, add new features, and fix bugs, analysts said the open-source databases are inching their way up to the level of proprietary databases in terms of features and functionality -- albeit slowly."

"The combination of Linux and open source offerings is becoming an option to using Windows or proprietary Unix-based e-business application stacks. An alternative stack can consist of the Linux operating system running on commodity Intel servers, an open source database, the open source development language, PHP, an Apache Web server, and the Sendmail e-mail server."

"The momentum behind open source databases is growing."

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