Open Source Databases Have Come of Age

When the Internet and World Wide Web finally went mainstream in the mid-1990s, new Unix-like operating systems running on PCs went mainstream too. Developers working on these systems had access to a wide range of development tools, but these platforms didn’t initially offer anything like the mature, SQL-based and 4GL-based database frameworks common on traditional platforms of the time; commercial database vendors were in no hurry to remedy this situation.

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