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ZDNet: Open-Source Databases Gaining Favor

Jan 06, 2004, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin LaMonica)

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"Big companies are warming up to open-source database software, according to a new study.

"The open-source database MySQL grew rapidly in popularity over the last year, according to results from a survey released Monday by research company Evans Data. Usage of MySQL for developing applications rose 30 percent over the past year, while usage of Microsoft's SQL Server and Access databases increased 6 percent, according to the survey of 550 developers conducted last month.

"Overall, Microsoft's products continue to dominate the database development market. But open-source software's price and its ability to integrate with other software mesh well with the priorities of application developers, said Evans Data analyst Joe McKendrick. Programmers often select a single database for both application development and deployment..."

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