20/04/2009

Oracle and MySQL further thoughts

Oracle produce a high-end database, they already have an open source database Berkeley DB which they obtained by purchasing Sleepycat Software.

Oracle also owns Innobase Oy who develop InnoDB which is the transactional database used by MySQL.

It's unlikely Oracle would kill MySQL which is the main user of Innobase's products, therefore it's more likely that Innobase and MySQL will be combined in some way and both sit under the Oracle banner.

Sun are already optimising MySQL for Solaris, Oracle are likely to promote efforts in these areas so Solaris is THE OS for databases.

This can only be a good tbing for MySQL.
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