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Re: Open Source Takes Over the Database Market

On 2006-05-24, Gustavo Vasquez <linux-sux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
>> `----
>> http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/tech/software/10287856.html?cm_ven=YAHOO&amp;cm_cat=FREE&amp;cm_ite=NA
> Gee wiz. 100 mil of the 13.8 billion database market is way less than 1

	Given the DRAMATIC disparity in license costs between something
like mysql and something like mssql, even "way less than 1%" represents 
a rather respectable fraction of the database market.
> percent. Is this some sort of joke or something. Now wait, you and your
> headline is a joke.
	The joke is on you, the one that doesn't realize just how "puffed
up" the database market is.

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