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Posted Apr 30, 2004

Open source databases climb corporate ladder

By Staff


Analysts are telling companies committed to open source software that the time is right to consider an open source database server. Vendors like MySQL and SleepyCat are adding more enterprise-class functionality to the software, and that could eventually threaten the hold Oracle, IBM and Microsoft have on the market.

Noel Yuhanna, a senior analyst for Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research, Inc., said most enterprises are now looking for alternatives to database products supplied by the big three -- Oracle, Microsoft and IBM.

"What's interesting is that open source databases were perceived to be supporting only small non-critical data applications, but I think that is changing,"'' Yuhanna said.

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