Forrester reports MySQL as an Open Source leader

By : |July 25, 2006 0

Cupertino: MySQL
AB announced that Forrester Research has named the company and its database
software as an open source leader in two recent independent industry reports.
MySQL was the only company, product or software project cited as a leader in
both reports. “The Forrester Wave: Open Source Databases, Q2 2006,”
Forrester Research, Inc., June 2006; and “The Forrester Wave: Open Source
Projects, Q2 2006,” Forrester Research, Inc., June 2006.

“This is a great acknowledgement for MySQL and open
software as a whole,” said Zack Urlocker, MySQL AB’s executive
vice president of products. “It is a very powerful statement to have a
leading analyst firm like Forrester pay attention to open source in two separate

According to the Forrester reports, “The role of open source software in
application development is growing,” and “Open source databases offer
sufficient features for most applications, as they continue to narrow the gap
with closed source database technology in features and functionality.”

Out of six databases, MySQL was the top-ranked product in Forrester’s
open source database wave in the market presence category. In its report on open
source projects, Forrester cited MySQL as a good performer among a dozen major
open source products in license strategy, frequent releases, security,
governance, training and publications, and market presence (user adoption,
vendor adoption and commercial support).

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