__/ [ JEDIDIAH ] on Thursday 25 May 2006 14:29 \__
> On 2006-05-25, Michael B. Trausch <michael.trausch.no.spam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Gustavo Vasquez wrote in
>><1148512045.097871.311540@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on Wed, May 24 2006
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> Open Source Soaks Database Market
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>> | Open-source database software, once a curiosity, is becoming a force
>>>> | in the $13.8 billion market.
>>>> | Ingres, MySQL and a handful of other open-source providers accounted
>>>> | for license, maintenance and subscription revenue of $100 million in
>>>> | 2005, an increase of 47%, according to a report by Gartner analyst
>>>> | Colleen Graham.
>>> Gee wiz. 100 mil of the 13.8 billion database market is way less than 1
>>> percent. Is this some sort of joke or something. Now wait, you and your
>>> headline is a joke.
>> That's just the tangible figures. You forget: Open source software
>> revenue is not going to be as high as one might expect, and there is no
> There is very likely a 5:1 or 40:1 difference between what something
> like MS, IBM or Oracle would see as revenue for one licensed seat and what
> mysql/postgres would.
While we focus on this factor which is cost, I would like to allude to
performance as well. According to this benchmark, MySQL is better than
Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft databases.
Worth a quick glance. It's not surprising that Oracle wanted to buy (i.e.
eliminate) MySQL and Sony ditched Oracle in favour of MySQL.
In fact, Oracle released an Open Source database yesterday: BerkeleyDB, I
think it was called.
> Mrs. Puff needs deflated. MySQL is the needle.
Mrs. Deletia need some puff. *smirk*
Roy S. Schestowitz
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