Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, and other large tech companies let the National Security Agency search through confidential customer data, according to the Washington Post.
EnterpriseDB and Ingres just reported banner years, suggesting that open source is thriving beyond MySQL in the database market.
The research firm is projecting the global open-source database to top $1 billion by 2013.
The space agency will begin using new software written using Bugzilla tools to track and analyze problems with the Space Shuttle and Space Station programs.
The latest release of Cloudera's Hadoop distribution puts big data processing into a neat stack for ease of use and efficiency.
Which open-source database do you use?
Open-source databases may still be small potatoes compared with Oracle, but you have to start somewhere.
PostgreSQL-based company raises funds, refreshes open-source and commercial versions of Oracle-compatible databases.
Palamida accuses rival Black Duck of "blatant plagiarism" of a database of open-source projects. Black Duck says it only used a "small slice."
Open-source databases like MySQL and Postgres are ready for serious production applications. Why waste money on Oracle or DB2?