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SearchEnterpriseLinux.com: Open source database developers see bright future

Dec 20, 2000, 08:14 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Krissi Danielsson)

"Five years ago, open source databases were not on most IT professionals' radar but today they are making enough blips to keep a full staff of flight controllers busy."

"With the growing demand for quick, cheap development of enterprise applications on the Internet, companies are deciding to give open source databases a chance. Open source databases bring great cost benefits to companies and the opportunity for IT professionals to modify the software themselves. Developers from such far-flung companies as Scandinavia-based MySQL to NuSphere in Bedford, Mass., say open source databases are about to see their prime...."

"The popularity of the Linux operating system, also built on open source code, has been a major driving force in attracting IT professionals to open source databases. So has businesses' desire to keep costs low. Many users say they are frustrated with paying for unnecessary features in commercial packages. Open source databases and Linux make an attractive combination for users who are tired of paying for unnecessary features from major proprietary database and operating system vendors."

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