Are open source databases for real?

Thursday Jun 17th 2004 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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Free and open-source software is making a splash in the world of databases. But is it reliable enough for your critical applications? Builder AU contributor Simon Sharwood investigates.

[From Builder.AU]

It isn't often that technology and television share a story. But in the case of the open source movement and reality television, the parallels are eerie: both came to public attention in the late 1990s and subverted the usual order by putting ordinary people centre stage. Reality television has grown beyond well beyond its roots to infest almost every aspect of modern life, while open source has gone from a geek's plaything to underpinning modern computing tasks like web serving, application serving and embedded computing.

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