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Open source databases ready for prime time

by Developer.com Staff

Rapidly evolving open source databases are becoming reliable and robust enough to compete with commercial systems, and they cost much less

Databases have become the core infrastructure of e-business. In the past, businesses had little choice but to pony up for proprietary applications, despite the high costs and restricted access to the software's code. But now open source technolog

Weighing the benefits of open source

The most obvious advantage of open source technologies to business is the price: free. The commercial companies that support open source software often produce their own quality-tested versions of

This article was originally published on Tuesday Mar 6th 2001
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