SQL Server DBAs indifferent to open source threat

October 7, 2004

[From SearchEnterpriseLinux.com ]

While they are curious about the growing number of open source database products on the market, some SQL Server DBAs said they remain doubtful that companies will adopt it for the long haul.

Open source DBMSes have been growing in popularity since Swiss-based MySQL AB began marketing its no-frills system to businesses on limited budgets. As MySQL builds its customer base, vendors have begun to notice the interest and have released code of their own DBMSes to the open source community.

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