"Open source databases are emerging as viable alternatives to
costly proprietary databases and, in so doing, 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 the open-source databases are inching
their way up to the level of proprietary databases in terms of
features and functionality -- albeit slowly."
"The combination of Linux and open source offerings is becoming
an option to using Windows or proprietary Unix-based e-business
application stacks. An alternative stack can consist of the Linux
operating system running on commodity Intel servers, an open source
database, the open source development language, PHP, an Apache Web
server, and the Sendmail e-mail server."
"The momentum behind open source databases is growing."