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The Inquirer: Open Source Databases Rounded Up and Rodeod

Dec 09, 2005, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"You could be forgiven for not knowing about the storm of activity in the database market this season. You would have to have read several dozen articles, press releases, and have followed the right bloggers to track all the strategic acquisitions, new releases, and defensive posturing . And even so you might still be wondering what it all means. But help is here in the form of a guide to open source database companies and what they've been up to.

"You may first wonder what's so interesting about open source databases. Isn't all the open source fun and action happening with Linux and Apache? Hardly! After many years of hard work and little attention, these open source databases are starting to have a noticeable impact on the largest database companies. Company activity in the database sector is really heating up..."

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