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CNET News.com: Red Hat to Announce Database

Jun 20, 2001, 17:30 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Companies already working on open-source databases include Progress Software subsidiary NuSphere, Abriasoft, IBPhoenix and Great Bridge. These companies are building businesses atop existing open-source database projects such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and Interbase.

Chief Technology Officer Michael Tiemann said Red Hat has spent about six months evaluating its options on how to enter the database market.

The database product continues a trend, as Red Hat expands from operating system software into higher-level software. The company has branched out through acquisitions such as Akopia's e-commerce software and C2Net's version of the Apache Web server software. "

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