Open source database gaining favor

January 5, 2004

[From CNet News.com]

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 on Monday by research company Evans Data. Usage of MySQL for developing applications grew by 30 percent over the past year, while usage of Microsoft's SQL Server and Access databases grew at six percent, according to the survey of 550 developers conducted last month.

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