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Open Source Databases Reviews

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Open Source Databases Articles


What is Open Source Databases?

IT Central Station users agreed that functionality is of utmost importance to a quality Open Source Database (OSD). The specifications will change depending on the task you are trying to accomplish, but any Open Source Database needs to be solidly functional or there is nothing to work with. On an individual basis, scalability, metrics, and security are important features to look for. Users were clear that the efficiency of the medium which will connect the OSD with the application running it is also an essential component. Speed accuracy was also mentioned by a few members as one of the key features to consider when choosing an OSD.

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