Sun to offer open source Java DB based on Apache

By Justin Mann on December 13, 2005, 7:13 PM
Sun will be releasing an open source edition of an IBM database soon, dubbed Java DB, based on Apache's Derby. Sun is looking to strengthen its position in the market as a database distributor. This comes admist other Sun work to provide more open source implementations, such as the use of an open source Postgres database which is already available in Solaris 10 on a variety of platforms. This is all an attempy by Sun to become "the premier enterprise database platform." as their other services wane with lower cost offerings.




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tarun123v said:
In the market already MySql Database free Edition is available in the market,with one more free edtition may bring some competition and hence increase some quality of the product.The Most robust Database available in the Market is none other than Oracle(8i,9i,10g)But the most user friendly is none other than the Product provided by Microsoft the SQL Server 2000,2005
Mictlantecuhtli said:
[b]Originally posted by tarun123v:[/b][quote]In the market already MySql Database free Edition is available in the market,with one more free edtition may bring some competition and hence increase some quality of the product.[/quote]I didn't find licensing information for Sun's database, but I guess it isn't free like PostgreSQL.The licensing becomes an important thing when you're developing (web) applications commercially, like me.See [url=http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/]here[/url] how "free" MySQL is.
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