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WebTechniques: PostgreSQL: Taking E-Business Up a Notch

Dec 14, 2000, 23:39 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ned Lilly)

"...Each of the three leading open-source database Programs-PostgreSQL, InterBase, and MySQL-has an established user base and is well suited to specific business computing tasks. But PostgreSQL is arguably the most advanced relational database of the open-source options, and the best positioned to challenge the supremacy of the commercial leaders."

"...As of its latest release, PostgreSQL is fully ANSI-SQL-92 entry level compliant, supporting most SQL constructs, including transactions, sub-selects, and user-defined types and functions. Standards compliance is critical for any open-source database's acceptance-and a way in which open-source technologies can further differentiate themselves from their closed, proprietary competitors. ..."

"...The majority of open-source database users are Web and software developers, small to mid-size e-businesses, systems integrators, and value-added resellers (VARs). These businesses integrate the databases with other open-source applications, yet many open-source databases can also run on proprietary platforms."

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