||To:||"firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>||Subject:|| Database drama
||Date:|| Sat, 8 Mar 2003 23:18:24 -0500
March 8, 2003
This week, Open magazine finds the Open Source database saga on full
boil with a second coming of Borland's InterBase 6.0, an Open Source
relational database. Taking center stage in this tale is another Open
Source database project: Firebird. Having risen from the ashes of Borland's
aborted spin-off, Firebird is billed as "the relational database for
the new millennium." We don't know about the millennium, but Firebird has
to be the story of the day, especially now that some Firebird
supporters are upset over yet another InterBase sibling, a commercial Russian
alternative called Yaffil.
Over at this week's openBench Labs, you're in for a tape-drive learning
experience in superdrives. After running performance tests on the first
of the second-generation LTO superdrives, the HP StorageWorks Ultrium
460, openBench Labs delivers both the numbers on performance results and
their significance for real-world performance.
Just click http://www.open-mag.com/2129742111.htm to go straight to the
subscriber home page and story links. And remember to send a copy to
your friends mired in proprietary systems.
The editors of Open magazine