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17 June 2014

Met Office swaps Oracle for PostgreSQL

UK weather service, the Met Office, has started swapping Oracle for PostgreSQL in a strategy to deploy more open source technology. James Tomkins, data services portfolio technical lead at the Met Office, said: "Traditionally we have always used Oracle as our relational database management system. It is quite a difficult monopoly break." He said the Met Office wanted to reduce its dependency due to the cost of annual support and maintenance, in a broader initiative to embrace open source software across the organisation. As Computer Weekly has previously reported, the Government Service Design Manual recommends: "Where appropriate, government will procure open source solutions. When used in conjunction with compulsory open standards, open source presents significant opportunities for the design and delivery of interoperable solutions." Read more about open source Online poker tracker finds MySQL compression to be an ace in the hole Hot skills: PostgreSQL offers opportunities in many languages MySQL vs. PostgreSQL: Which is ...

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