O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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Session

States of the Databases
Bruce Momjian, Core Team Member, PostgreSQL Project
David Axmark, Co-Founder, MySQL AB
Ann Harrison, IBPhoenix
Emma McGrattan, SVP Engineering, Ingres Corporation

Track: Databases
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
Time: 1:45pm - 3:20pm
Location: D136

These four back-to-back presentations will bring you up to date on the developments in the major open source relational database systems.

INGRES: The contribution of Ingres to open source in August 2004 provides an alternative to commercial relational databases for the fiscally aware enterprise. Emma McGrattan, VP of Development and owner of the Ingres project, will discuss the current status of Ingres, open source success stories, and the plans for the future.

MYSQL: The State of the Dolphin will talk about where MySQL is today and where it is going in the future. We will highlight the features in 5.0 and talk about what is coming in 5.1.

FIREBIRD:   Ann Harrison of the Firebird project describes new features in Firebird 2, which include support for larger databases, reduced cost garbage collection, and expression indexes. Firebird 2 also adds language enhancements from standard SQL like derived tables.

POSTGRESQL: Join Core Team members Bruce Momjian and Josh Berkus to learn about what developments are in store for version 8.1 and beyond. We'll go over the new features, changes being discussed in the code as well as the community, and how the many new corporate supporters are involved.


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