“They are curious about the growing number of open source
database products on the market, but some SQL Server DBAs say they
remain doubtful that companies will adopt it for the long haul.
“Open source DBMSes, have been growing in popularity since
Swiss-based MySQL AG, began marketing its no-frills system to
businesses on limited budgets. As MySQL builds its customer base,
vendors have begun to notice the interest and have released code of
their own DBMSes to the open source community…”