Adoption Trends in Open-Source Database Management Systems



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Open-source database management systems continue to lead in adoption rate among open-source software projects, according to Gartner survey respondents in the past five years. Fear of vendor lock-in may provide opportunity for new OSS entrants to alter the landscape.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Open-Source DBMSs Gain Attention
    • Buyers Trade Off Between Cost, Quality of Support and Functionality
    • Europe Leads in Open-Source DBMS Adoption
    • Enterprise-Ready Open-Source DBMS
    • Merger and Acquisition Activity Could Increase Momentum Due to Greater Competition
    • Postrecession Growth Prospects Could Be Neutralized by Aggressive Acquisition
    • Vendors to Watch
      • Ingres
      • EnterpriseDB
    • Conclusions
  • Recommended Reading
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