InfoWorld’s top picks in the ever-expanding universe of the back-end data store

By InfoWorld staff, InfoWorld, September 18, 2012
The best open source databases

Not so long ago, the world of open source databases could be summed up in one five-letter word: MySQL. But that was when we threw everything into a SQL database without giving it a second thought. Now we have NoSQL, horizontal scaling, and a slew of distributed key-value stores playing musical chairs around the CAP Theorem. And wait just a minute — isn’t PostgreSQL starting to look sexy?





Bossie Awards 2012 The best open source databases

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