"Companies already working on open-source databases
include Progress Software subsidiary NuSphere, Abriasoft, IBPhoenix
and Great Bridge. These companies are building businesses atop
existing open-source database projects such as MySQL, PostgreSQL
Chief Technology Officer Michael Tiemann said Red Hat has spent
about six months evaluating its options on how to enter the
The database product continues a trend, as Red Hat expands from
operating system software into higher-level software. The company
has branched out through acquisitions such as Akopia's e-commerce
software and C2Net's version of the Apache Web server software.
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