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LinuxWorld Australia: Analysis: Open Source Databases

Jul 02, 2003, 23:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

"Many enterprise software users and vendors have made significant commitments to open source technologies. Projects such as the Linux operating system, Apache Web server, and the Perl programming language, have proven themselves as viable alternatives to equivalent commercial offerings. But what about the tools used to hold core information assets? Are open source databases ready for the enterprise?

"Until recently, databases have been a relative unknown amongst open source software. However, the increasing adoption of open source database technology by well-known multinational organisations has led to more enterprise recognition and hence consideration.

"There are many open source databases with different features of which MySQL and PostgreSQL are the best known..."

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