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Forrester reports MySQL as an Open Source leader

Posted by egovindia on August 5, 2006

Forrester reports MySQL as an Open Source leader
MySQL was the top-ranked product in Forrester’s open source database wave in the market
 
Wednesday, July 26, 2006

http://www.ciol.com/content/developer/Databases/2006/106072601.asp

Cupertino: MySQL AB announced that Forrester Research has named the company and its database software as an open source leader in two recent independent industry reports. MySQL was the only company, product or software project cited as a leader in both reports. “The Forrester Wave: Open Source Databases, Q2 2006,” Forrester Research, Inc., June 2006; and “The Forrester Wave: Open Source Projects, Q2 2006,” Forrester Research, Inc., June 2006.

“This is a great acknowledgement for MySQL and open source software as a whole,” said Zack Urlocker, MySQL AB’s executive vice president of products. “It is a very powerful statement to have a leading analyst firm like Forrester pay attention to open source in two separate studies.”

According to the Forrester reports, “The role of open source software in application development is growing,” and “Open source databases offer sufficient features for most applications, as they continue to narrow the gap with closed source database technology in features and functionality.”

Out of six databases, MySQL was the top-ranked product in Forrester’s open source database wave in the market presence category. In its report on open source projects, Forrester cited MySQL as a good performer among a dozen major open source products in license strategy, frequent releases, security, governance, training and publications, and market presence (user adoption, vendor adoption and commercial support).

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