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Basic Question - Open Source DBMS

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Hello,

Can somebody please advice me, which open source database is better to go for a Windows system?

I have some options to go with:
PostgreSQL
MySql
Ingres

But when I checked mySQL site, looks like they are charging $599/yr.

Please advice, if Open Source is not always free software?? ..and which DBMS would be cheapest and better to go with in my case. Thanks a lot.
Dec 24 '07 #1
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P: 700
Hello,

Can somebody please advice me, which open source database is better to go for a Windows system?

I have some options to go with:
PostgreSQL
MySql
Ingres

But when I checked mySQL site, looks like they are charging $599/yr.

Please advice, if Open Source is not always free software?? ..and which DBMS would be cheapest and better to go with in my case. Thanks a lot.
Use postgres it is much faster and better than mysql, and of course is free
Jan 8 '08 #2

P: 9
For personal use MySql is free, for commercial use you must buy a license for each install at 599. This cost is for every copy you distribute, but they may offer a discount on bulk.

I use postgres at work because it is a BSD license which means it's free in cost and free in use. I can distribute it all I want for free.

It also works great in my experience, you won't be disappointed.
Jan 8 '08 #3

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For personal use MySql is free, for commercial use you must buy a license for each install at 599. This cost is for every copy you distribute, but they may offer a discount on bulk.

I use postgres at work because it is a BSD license which means it's free in cost and free in use. I can distribute it all I want for free.

It also works great in my experience, you won't be disappointed.
I agree: I set up a few postgres DBs at my job and they've been working out great. It's easy to develop tools for and free!! My favorite part is getting to use PHP to build web-based tools to play with the databases ;)
Jan 11 '08 #4

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