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DevX: PostgreSQL vs. MySQL vs. Commercial Databases: It's All About What You Need

Apr 21, 2004, 20:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Conrad)

"The database server is a fixture in almost every business these days. The common commercial databases, such as Oracle, Microsoft's SQL Server, and IBM's DB2 server, include many features that people have come to rely on to make their database servers 'enterprise worthy.' These features include advanced database storage, data management tools, information replication, and tools to back it up.

"During the past ten years, the open source community has improved the quality of its software, making it more enterprise worthy. As a result, enterprises have shown an interest in migrating from proprietary, commercial software to open-source software in recent years. For example, businesses around the world commonly use Linux, the Perl programming language, the Apache Web server, and the two leading open-source database engines, PostgreSQL and MySQL..."

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