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NetworkWorld: The back end, Part 2: Database servers

May 22, 2000, 17:09 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

"The database server is as fundamental a component to enterprise networks as any other piece of hardware or software in the computer room in any large company. Network managers who have chosen to roll out Linux as the basis for their enterprises should feel emboldened by the wealth of high-end database systems available from some high-powered vendors."

"Database system vendors have been among the most active and enthusiastic enterprise network technology companies to embrace the open-source operating system."

"Besides the big database companies, a reliable -- and the most popular - Linux database products is MySQL server. The widely used database is familiar to Linux users because it is open-source. Users have raved about its speed on Linux servers and the fact that it is completely distribution-independent. Of course, as is the case with many open source software products, MySQL is high on robustness and low on documentation and support."

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