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

Dec 30, 2000, 23:59 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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 server."

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