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MySQL Adoption Rising Fast
August 25, 2004

According to, the use of MySQL is rising fast writes Robert Westervelt who interviewed Thomas Broniecki, IT director for Iowa's Pottawattamie County government who runs 17 servers.

"After eliminating some support staff with mostly Microsoft know-how, and hiring two DBAs with Linux expertise, Broniecki convinced the county to migrate to MySQL open source database management system (DBMS)."

However, there are some concerns about using an open-source database:
"The biggest issue is where the application support comes from -- and in most cases there isn't any," said Kevin Strange, vice president and research director at Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Research. "Most enterprises choosing open source are going to have at least a dual database strategy, until functionality and support for app vendors is worked into open source."




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