Stories by Peter Wayner

  • Open source databases on the rise

    Databases were once the forgotten stepchild of the open-source family. Companies like Red Hat included database software with their Linux distribution disks, but the main focus was on the operating system, the kernel and the graphical interface. A database was just another add-on, like a Minesweeper clone. But now, companies and users are scrambling to realise the value locked up in quality, open-source database software.