Open-source databases have been available in the enterprise database market for several years now. Until recently, they didnt come anywhere close to competing with the major database platforms such as SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, and DB2. However, we are now seeing a proliferation of open-source databases in the enterprise database market that are being used with web applications and other portals in the enterprise. Recently, I asked Noel Yuhanna, a principal analyst for Forrester Research, what his thoughts were about open-source databases in the SQL Server market.
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