Linux is used by 18% of medium businesses in Japan

According to Access Markets International, Japan MBs have are ready to embark on the deployment of open-source server databases. Linux and open-source middleware is used by 18% and 12%, respectively, of Japan-based MBs. Such figures are comparable with their US counterparts and higher than MBs in France and the U.K. However, in terms of the usage of the open-source server database such as My SQL, Japanese MBs are lowest in the developed world, at 5%, as compared to an adoption rate of between 13% and 40% among advanced markets in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region outside of Japan.