The Open Source Definition | Open Source Initiative

Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in.

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open-source community.

Apex SQL Diff : Compare and synchronize SQL Database Structures

Compare your SQL Databases in seconds – including BOTH Data and Structure.

Automate Database comparisons with a powerful Command Line Interface (included as a standard option)

Synchronize your databases

Integrate seamlessly into your build process

ApexSQL Diff 2005 is a sophisticated database comparison tool that will analyze the differences in tables, procedures, views, users etc between two SQL Server databases.

ApexSQL Diff implements a state of the Art solution to the most complex database comparison scenarios including many unique features like Diff codes, RegEx object filters, Project Wizards and much more.

MySQL :: Guide to Choosing an Embedded Relational Database

MySQL is the most popular database for ISVs, VARs, hardware vendors, and network appliance manufactures who want to cost-effectively embed or bundle a reliable, high-performance relational database.

MySQL enables them to:

* Focus core engineering resources on their products rather than building and maintaining a proprietary database.
* Win competitive comparisons using a database that has earned respect for its superior performance and reliability.
* Keep a larger share of the customer’s budget by eliminating the need for customers to purchase a separate database.