InfoWorld: Open source development gains ground [with open source databases]

“Open Source Databases are emerging as viable alternatives to
costly proprietary databases and, in doing so, are filling a key
slot in the open-source e-business development stack.”

“With vendors working to enhance performance, add new features,
and fix bugs, analysts said that open-source databases are inching
their way up to the level of proprietary databases in terms of
features and functionality, albeit slowly.”

Open source becomes a serious development alternative when
combined with Linux running on commodity Intel servers, the
database, the open-source development language PHP (personal home
page), the Apache Web server, and the Sendmail e-mail

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