10 most successful open source projects of 2012

It's that time when we look back at the year that was and speculate about what's in store for the next.

By Alan Shimel, Network World |  Software, Hadoop, Joomla

PostgreSQL

While there has been a lot of noise around NoSQL databases, the traditional relational database space has not exactly dried up, either. While many view Oracle's ownership of MySQL as the worst thing that could happen to open source databases, it has opened a window for another open source SQL database to gain traction. PostgreSQL and EnterpriseDB, the company selling commercial support and services for PostgreSQL, have been on a great roll lately.

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