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January 24, 2013
by sjvn01
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OpenSUSE also considers switching from MySQL to MariaDB

MySQL may still be the “most popular open-source database” for now, but its day may be ending. Just like Fedora, which is considering switching out MySQL for the MySQL fork MariaDB, openSUSE is also considering making MariaDB its default database … Continue reading

January 22, 2013
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Fedora Linux considering switching out MySQL for MariaDB

MariaDB, the open-source database management system (DBMS) and MySQL fork, may soon be replacing MySQL in the Fedora Linux distribution. Since Fedora is also the testbed for Red Hat‘s market-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), this move may lead to … Continue reading

December 4, 2012
by sjvn01
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Open-source MariaDB, a MySQL fork, challenges Oracle

MariaDB, an open-source database management system (DBMS) and MySQL fork has been gaining inroads in enterprise software and its founders formed a foundation, the MariaDB Foundation, to promote its software. Specifically, “the MariaDB Foundation exists to improve database technology, including … Continue reading

August 20, 2010
by sjvn01
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Is Oracle building its own software stack?

If you spend much time in a CIO or CTO’s office, you’ll have heard the phrase “software stack” a million times. It usually means a suite of operating system, utilities, and applications designed to deliver various services. For example, the … Continue reading