The biggest competitor of commercial databases is the customer himself.
What if the database customer in New York joins hand with customer
in Los Angeles thru the internet and starts developing their own
The result is PostgreSQL database. Millions of database customers
are developing this database. PostgreSQL may reach one billion
(1000 million) installations by year 2001 world-wide!!
Hello Microsoft, Oracle, sybase, informix: Remember that database
customer is also capitalistic. If many american database customers join
hands in internet than microsoft is in big trouble!!
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