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IT-Analysis: Open Source Database--Will Proprietary Databases Survive?

Jan 26, 2005, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The recent announcement that Pervasive was throwing its weight behind PostgreSQL, as an open source offering, was interesting for two reasons. First of all, Pervasive already had a successful database product--Pervasive SQL--which has strong traction among ISVs. Pervasive regards its version of PostgreSQL (Pervasive Postgres) as complementary to this. Technically that's true, as Postgres is a true object-relational product whereas Pervasive SQL is a died-in-the-wool relational database product designed for speed and not object manipulation..."

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