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Dataquest: Open Source Databases Won't Fly

Apr 16, 2001, 23:30 (49 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nandit Soparkar)

"....I believe open source database systems will serve to provide the means to run pilot projects, teach people, as well as for relatively small projects. They will be wonderful in these cases, where one would not want to use a heavyweight commercial system: where a flyswatter would work well, a cannon would be disastrous. Besides, it would be vastly cheaper -- it always boils down to the money, I am afraid. And now, I must find myself a bomb shelter."

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