Nothing terribly informative
Tom Rizzo, Microsoft's director of product management for SQL Server, said he
saw no immediate threat from open source, at least in the database arena.
[One of us should drop him an email]
"Typically, MySQL and other open-source database companies are used in small
departments," Rizzo wrote in an e-mail. Developers tend to deploy open source
to save the money or hassle of going through a cumbersome IT procurement
[Joking aside, this is a key point of advantage for us vs. the
Rizzo cited the key advantage of the SQL Server over MySQL or other
open-source databases as the "ability to provide innovative features that
address complex needs of a user."
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