The market for open-source databases is booming due to new workloads such as RFID projects, rich web applications and small portals, despite the unwillingness of enterprises to replace their Oracle, DB2 or SQL Server systems with open source, according to new figures from Forrester Research.
These new uses have expanded the open-source database market to $850m (£429m) this year, a figure Forrester sees rising to $1.2bn by 2010. The revenue figures include income from training, technical support, consulting or a commercial license for the database.
The study found the market is led by MySQL...
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