After Oracle and Microsoft, IBM sets its database free

I wrote about this two months ago, but IBM finally announced it is setting a limited version of DB2 free. It was unavoidable after Microsoft and Oracle doing the same. It seems clear that the various free open source databases, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MaxDB, Firebird and Ingres, are putting a lot of pressure on the database vendors.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

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