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Open Source Databases: The 97-Pound Weakling

Apr 03, 2008, 16:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Snyder)

"Linux, Apache, JBoss, and other open source technologies are kicking sand in the faces of the big boys on the operating system and middleware tiers, but when it comes to the database world, open source is still a 97-pound weakling. And despite some heady growth numbers, that's not likely to change anytime soon.

"One big reason: Tool vendors have yet to catch up. 'We advise clients that unless they have very strong IT resources, they should wait at least two years to think about deploying an open source database for mission-critical applications,' says Colleen Graham, Gartner's longtime database market analyst..."

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