Sun adds open source database to Solaris 10

Sun has announced a number of new additions to the Solaris 10 platform and OpenSolaris project, including first-time support for an open source database.

The company said yesterday that it will distribute and support the open source PostgresSQL database - a decisive move for the company that has such strong ties to Oracle. Execs said that the move was a response to customer demand and places Solaris 10 as a key platform for hosting high-performance, mission-critical database solutions.

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