October 23, 2002

Why Pay for Your Database?

"Despite the availability of open source databases that can be downloaded for free or purchased cheaply with documentation and support, most enterprises choose to spend big bucks on the big guns -- Oracle's (Nasdaq: ORCL) 9i or IBM's (NYSE: IBM) DB2 -- for mission-critical applications. They do so mainly because the more expensive databases offer more features and functionality, particularly for the large stores of information that are fundamental to big business."

Link: Newsfactor.com


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