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LinuxPR: Inquiring minds want to know: Who has the oldest Open Source Embedded Database

Feb 03, 2000, 00:05 (0 Talkback[s])

"Sleepycat Software, Open Source since 1996, has the answer."

"Sleepycat Software, the company that brought you Berkeley DB in 1996, is still Open Source, after all these years. Despite Centura Software's claims to be the first to market with an Open Source embedded database for Linux, Sleepycat Software has been shipping one for over 3 years and released version 3.0 in November, 1999."

"Centura's announcement yesterday that it was going to make its db.linux product Open Source was good news," said Michael Olson, Vice President of Marketing at Sleepycat Software... We hope that this trend moves upmarket, and that the other vendors join Sleepycat in distributing truly enterprise-capable, scalable transaction engines as Open Source products."

"Berkeley DB's small footprint, scalability, simple APIs, multiple concurrent processes and multiple concurrent threads have made it the most popular Open Source database software in the world..."

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