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NewsFactor: Year of the Open-Source Database

Nov 17, 2003, 13:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)

"When a Fortune 1000 company goes shopping for database software, it typically will turn to one of the big vendors. Holding the bulk of market share are programs like Oracle's 9i, IBM's DB2 or Microsoft's SQL Server.

"But the database market is changing rapidly. Interest in open-source database software is growing -- so much so that 2003 could be dubbed the 'Year of the Open-Source Database.'

"'We're starting to get into a period where bigger companies are calling us and asking, not 'Should I use an open-source (database]?' but 'Which one should I use?'' says Meta Group analyst Charlie Garry..."

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