Harvesting, querying, delivering, enriching and analyzing data is at the heart of every business. However, most organizations are saddled with high-priced commercial databases as a result of continual departmental investments in new database projects, business intelligence (BI) projects, and the addition of new database projects through the merger and acquisition process. Consequently, IT budgets are increasing. To help reduce the costs of developing and maintaining data-driven business-critical applications, many businesses are turning to open source database (OSDB) solutions.
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