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Are Proprietary Databases Doomed?

Dec 18, 2007, 00:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Allan Packer)

"Times of change are upon the database market. The major established database companies are being challenged by open source upstarts like MySQL and PostgreSQL. For years, Open Source Databases (OSDBs) have been quietly increasing their penetration, but until recently they have lacked the capabilities to seriously threaten proprietary databases like Oracle, IBM's DB2, and Microsoft's SQL Server.

"All that has changed. OSDBs now boast the necessary features and robustness to support commercial databases hundreds of Gigabytes in size..."

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