Open Source Databases Have Come of Age

Linux Box CTO Matt Benjamin wrote the following article for Linux Insider:

When the Internet and World Wide Web finally went mainstream in the mid-1990s, new Unix-like operating systems running on PCs went mainstream too.

Developers working on these systems had access to a wide range of development tools, but these platforms didn't initially offer anything like the mature, SQL-based and 4GL-based database frameworks common on traditional platforms of the time; commercial database vendors were in no hurry to remedy this situation. Ironically, several commercial RDBMS products were originally based on open source code developed by Michael Stonebraker's Ingres project at Berkeley.
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