Stephen Shankland confirms that the new Red Hat database product
will indeed be based on PostgreSQL. We don't want to flame the
database wars, but mySQL fans may want to note how the commercial
types in the open-source world are seemingly coalescing around
"Though Red Hat declined to comment on which open-source project
the Red Hat Database uses, Aberdeen Group analyst Bill Claybrook
said Red Hat told him it was PostgreSQL, and several sources
confirmed the plan."
"When compared to the next most popular open-source database
software, MySQL, 'PostgreSQL is the winner, hands-down,' Claybrook
said. 'It's a very mature database-management system. In many ways
it compares favorably with Oracle.'
"Bruce Momjian, a Great Bridge employee and one of the six core
PostgreSQL developers, also was optimistic. Red Hat's help with the
PostgreSQL effort would mean 'they're going to put some major
resources into PostgreSQL development,' he said. The company, which
ships barer-bones versions of PostgreSQL and MySQL along with its
current Linux product, already has sought some improvements to
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