The Data Charmer: Is Oracle really killing MySQL?

http://datacharmer.blogspot.it/2012/08/is-oracle-really-killing-mysql.html An insightful post for my former¬† (MySQL AB) colleague Giuseppe Maxia about how Oracle’s actions affect the MySQL landscape. My own comment exploring why it’s happening (from Upstarta perspective) is on his blog post rather than here. From Open Query’s business perspective, we generally deploy MariaDB unless client prefers distro stock. We get the […]

Wikileaks Cable Offers New Insights Into Oracle-Sun Deal | PCWorld Business Center

WikiLeaks Cable Offers New Insights into Oracle-Sun Deal (PC World) Nothing too new or shocking in there, but the cable does offer some interesting insights.

Oracle Blamed for Laws of Nature

A catchy headline, and I believe more accurate than Oracle Puts the Squeeze on SMBs with MySQL Price Hike (Network World) and MySQL price hikes reveal depth of Oracle’s wallet love [MySQL Jacking up MySQL Prices] (The Register). Slightly more realistic is Oracle kills low-priced MySQL support (again The Register). First, let’s review what Oracle […]

Ken Jacobs leaves Oracle

Matt Asay writes today in Oracle loses some MySQL mojo about Ken Jacobs leaving Oracle. For me, that’s a major bummer. Ken has been a long-time visitor of the MySQL Conference and that’s where I first met him: a friendly and knowledgeable person, on database technology in general but also about MySQL. When Innobase Oy […]

Petition for MySQL consideration in Oracle+Sun merger

MySQL requires special consideration in the Oracle+Sun merger, otherwise both Oracle and MySQL users and vendors will literally pay the price.¬†If you agree, please sign this petition now. To be very clear, Open Query is in favour of the merger, we feel that overall it’s a good fit. We would also like to see it […]

The Future of MySQL (EU Crunch Time)

You’ve probably seen Monty’s post Help Saving MySQL. This is about Development (will Oracle put significant effort into MySQL, actually innovating) Brand (“MySQL” has a huge footprint), the trademark owner can enforce this – there have already been issues with companies offering MySQL related services via Google AdWords not being able to use the word […]

Possible movement in the Oracle/Sun/MySQL/EU case

From NY Post: Oracle Leader Blinks – Larry’s Olive Branch (to the EU), the NYpost sources apparently say that “what [...] Ellison is proposing is the creation of a firewall between MySQL and the rest of the combined company, and possibly setting up an entirely separate board for the MySQL business.” There is no independent […]

Market share vs market impact

This is very relevant in the context of the EU probe of the Oracle-Sun takeover. MySQL’s share of the database market, which is usually measured by revenue, is of course peanuts and estimated range from half a percent to something slightly more. Peanuts. This is not surprising, considering an estimated 999 out of every 1000 […]

EU probes Oracle’s bid to buy Sun

It appears that little MySQL has just become a disproportionally big player in the Oracle-Sun takeover deal…. article by Associated Press: EU probes Oracle’s bid to buy Sun notes: EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said Thursday that regulators needed to examine the effect of a deal “when the world’s biggest proprietary database company proposes to […]

What to do with the Falcon engine?

Keep it. Make sure it gets correctly positioned in the coming months. It appears that with the Oracle acquisition, the reason-to-exist for Falcon is regarded as gone (a non-Oracle-owned InnoDB replacement), previously seen as a strategic imperative – much delayed though. But look, each engine has unique architectural aspects and thus a niche where it […]