by Tuyen H
While Eclipse is very successful for Java Development, MySQL and PostgreSQL are very populating open source Databases.We cannot compare with brand name like Oracle, Microsoft, or IBM, but MySQL and PostgreSQL are very reasonable for small business. If your data is less than a terabyte, both MySQL and PostgreSQL definitely can handle it. However, if your data is really big, you better think of Oracle, DB2, and Microsoft enterprise RDBMSes. Open source database is less secure than brand name database, so you have to keep in mind that “how safe is my data” (Gravelle, 2011).
On the other hand, open source software such as Eclipse, PHP, MySQL, and Linux very popular for middle and small business. If you try to look for an information system job today, you can see that eight out of ten positions require you to know PHP or MySQL. As a CIS student I think we better know how to use some open source software.
Open Source Databases. Retrieved 09 27, 2011, from Database Journal: