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Enterprise Systems: Will Open Source Be One of Your BI Sources?

Aug 30, 2006, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Schiff)

"The Open-Source movement has not been ignored by data warehouse and business intelligence vendors. While the Linux operating system and the Apache Web server have become the poster children for the open source community, the range of open-source products available today includes database and business intelligence software as well.

"For example, MySQL AB has two open-source database products: MySQL, which the company says has more than 10 million installations, and MaxDB, which it obtained from SAP (who in turn obtained it from Software AG where it was known as Adabas D). Computer Associates has spun off its Ingres database to the open source community. PostgreSQL is another open-source database offering..."

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