a major database development company of United States,
launched a new version of its popular Sybase database,
named Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Express Edition
for Linux which is free open-source. Sybase is providing
a free license for ASE Express Edition for Linux but is
not releasing the source code of the database. This particular
version of Sybase will work on a single-processor machine
with five GB of data storage and using a maximum of two
GB of RAM.
database MySQL is available under the GPL (General Public
License). But another open-source database, PostgreSQL,
is released under the BSD license, meaning that companies
do not need to pay a fee as long as they insert a copyright
[IBM and CA] are open sourcing their databases and those
are databases that they''ve acquired over the years that
have not been met with the same level of endorsement that
their other products are; this is our flagship product,
it represents the latest technology, the latest investments,"
said David Jacobsen, Sybase senior director of database
and tools marketing.
said that while an open source version of ASE under the
GPL or another type of open source license would be a
popular move among Linux developers, the fact is that
many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMB) just want
a working database to plug into the network without an
inordinate amount of tweaking required.
is not the first company to give a open-source database,
CA (Computer Associates) has launched Ingres r3 in August
is coming up with a version of its popular SQL Server,
named SQL Server Express Edition which is due out in next