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Re: [News] Firm Chooses Open Source (to Replace DB2)

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Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Open Season: Firm bets the farm on open source database
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| When the xBase database's large size made custom reporting using
>| xBase impractical, Agri Stats chose IBM's DB2 Workgroup Edition
>| relational database as an upgrade to both xBase and DB2/400. However,
>| DB2's instability and frequent crashes in the test environment made
>| it unsuitable for Agri Stats' mission-critical production needs.
>| Since the switch to EnterpriseDB, executives from Agri Stats said the 
>| firm has enjoyed trouble-free operation. 
> `----
> http://searchopensource.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid39_gci1219937,00.html
> http://tinyurl.com/m3gkz

I think it's been well known and understood in the open-source world for
ages that FLOSS is generally much more reliable than proprietary
software, so this should be no great surprise.  FLOSS has had a very
long time to mature some really good projects now, so the quality of
code coming through is now able to take on even the best of the top-end
proprietary stuff (eg., nothing which would run on Windows).

| Mark Kent   --   mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk  |
In which level of metalanguage are you now speaking?

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