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From: mos (mos99fastmail.fm)
Date: Tue Apr 21 2009 - 11:40:30 CDT
At 08:06 AM 4/21/2009, Gilles MISSONNIER wrote:
>bad joke is not it ?
>After MySQL bought by the java maker,
> and now Sun bought by Oracle,
>what are we gonna run as RDBMS ?
It seems like the little fish are getting eaten by the bigger fish.
I understand Microsoft is now going to buy Oracle. :-)
(Sorry, just kidding)
re:MySQL. This is a smart move by Oracle because now they will have the
dominant database on the web. They can't sell Oracle to most web developers
so they need to keep MySQL alive. Whether they keep updating it is another
question. I am a little worried about MySQL enterprise because they will
likely hike the fees for that. They could try and pressure the major MySQL
web sites like Wikipedia to switch to Oracle. I don't think this will work
since most websites are free and not cash driven so they don't have the
money or skill set to switch to Oracle. If they try and kill MySQL
enterprise, Oracle will get one very angry community after it and they
can't afford that. The real question is whether they will let MySQL wither
and die by not providing updates for it?
To see what will happen to MySQL take a look at how Oracle handled InnoDb.
How many updates have they released since they purchased it? I really don't
know so someone will need to check. Is Oracle is too big to make MySQL
updates any kind of priority? It seems that the larger the company and the
more products they have, the less interest they have in their lower revenue
making products. I hope this is not the case with Oracle, but the updates
in the next year will determine where MySQL is headed.
Just one guy's opinion.
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