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  • Commercial database vendors embrace open source

    IBM, Oracle, Sybase and other proprietary database vendors have responded to the interest in Linux by ramping up support for the platform. 

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  • PostgreSQL's Berkus: Open source will rule the database

    PostgreSQL core developer Josh Berkus believes that open source databases will soon be the rule, not the exception. He explains why in this exclusive interview. 

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    Versora CEO Mike Sheffey gives a detailed explanation of how his company's product automates the process of migrating to MySQL. 

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