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SearchEnterpriseLinux: EnterpriseDB CEO: Open Source Databases are 'Unstoppable Force'

May 24, 2005, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

[ Thanks to Peter Parker for this link. ]

"First off, you decided to build on the PostgreSQL platform--why go there?

"Andy Astor: PostgreSQL has had 20 years of continuous community development, and today is one of the most active open source communities on the planet. It is widely considered the most mature and advanced open source database there is. What we did early last year was conduct a survey of all open source products available. We evaluated all of them, including PostgreSQL. We recognized PostgreSQL as the best base to build this product. To date we've worked in the lowest level of the PostgreSQL core to ensure that all four major areas in database programming compatible to open source development have been touched upon: SQL syntax, triggers, data types and stored procedures..."

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