Open Source Database Technologies

Open Source Database Technologies

Emmanuel Udoh (Sullivan University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-058-5.ch050
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In the contemporary software landscape, the open source movement can no longer be overlooked by any major players in the industry, as the movement portends a paradigm shift and is forcing a major rethinking of strategy in the software business. For instance, companies like Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM now offer the lightweight versions of their proprietary flagship products to small—to-medium businesses at no cost for product trial (Samuelson, 2006). These developments are signs of the success of the OSS movement.

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