Bossie Awards 2012: The best open source databases

InfoWorld's top picks in the ever-expanding universe of the back-end data store
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The best open source databases

Not so long ago, the world of open source databases could be summed up in one five-letter word: MySQL. But that was when we threw everything into a SQL database without giving it a second thought. Now we have NoSQL, horizontal scaling, and a slew of distributed key-value stores playing musical chairs around the CAP Theorem. And wait just a minute -- isn't PostgreSQL starting to look sexy?

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