Intranet Straegist: Open-Source Database Software Grows in Popularity

[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]

“The backlash against proprietary software continues, with a new
survey showing that companies are turning to the open-source MySQL
software to build their databases. According to a report from
research company Evans Data, which questioned over 500 developers,
the use of MySQL has risen by 30 per cent over the last year
compared to a six per cent user increase for Microsoft’s SQL Server
and Access databases.

“While Microsoft products continue to dominate the database
development market, the attractive pricing of open-source software
and its ability to be easily integrated with other tools and
systems fits the priorities of application developers…'”

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