Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jun 2006 14:22 UTC, submitted by Mark Brunelli
Databases Many open source software users, consultants and other IT pros believe that Oracle's recent moves in the OSS market - including its purchases of open source stalwarts Sleepycat Software and Innobase - were undertaken as part of an effort to destabilize Microsoft.
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destabilize Microsoft
by present_arms on Mon 26th Jun 2006 16:03 UTC
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2005-07-09

no kidding ;)

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Untrue!
by AndrewZ on Mon 26th Jun 2006 16:06 UTC
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2005-11-15

I take great issue with this poorly thought out opinion!

Rubin said Oracle's purchase of Sleepycat gives Oracle the chance to take on Microsoft and SQL Server at the low end of the database market. With Berkeley DB The Sleepycat DB in NO WAY competes against Microsoft SQL Server. Sleepycay DB is an embeddable DB that does not even support SQL!

Oracle went on an OSS buying spree for two very simple reasons: the companies where relatively cheap, and Oracle needs to diversify it's product offering. Oracle has as much to lose as Microsoft does when it comes to competing against excellent OSS DB's like MySQL, PostGres, Firebird, Objects4DB, Genezzo and others.

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What?
by Soulbender on Mon 26th Jun 2006 16:46 UTC
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2005-08-18

"Rubin said Oracle's purchase of Sleepycat gives Oracle the chance to take on Microsoft and SQL Server at the low end of the database market. "

Does this person even know what Berkeley DB is and what it's target market is?
There are only two words that can be said to Rubin: Shut up.
If this guy is a "professional" all the people I know must be grandmaster wizards of computing.

Edited 2006-06-26 16:48

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re: What?
by AndrewZ on Mon 26th Jun 2006 16:59 UTC
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There are only two words that can be said to Rubin: Shut up.

My sentiments exactly.

Edited 2006-06-26 17:00

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cant see the point
by simo on Mon 26th Jun 2006 17:06 UTC
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2006-01-09

"eradicating the growing threat posed by rival database software maker MySQL"

I don't think it's growing threat, MySQL *owns* the low end database market, Oracle I doubt even has a share of it, probably less than Firebird and PostgreSQL even.

Oracle may be a growing threat to MySQL maybe, probably why they bought InnoBase, but this guy seems to have gotten it all backwards.

Everyone's going free software these days, jees even IBM and Microsoft - it's mainly PR and penetration, it's not as if it's opensource, just free-as-in-beer.

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One more non-tech tech writer
by aaaabbbb on Mon 26th Jun 2006 17:42 UTC
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2006-06-26

Does anyone even have to know anything about IT to be an IT columnist any more? This guy has no clue what he's talking about. Please fire him and hire someone who gives a crap about computers.

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That add ...
by poohgee on Mon 26th Jun 2006 20:39 UTC
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2005-08-13

.. I dont care for what comapany or site its for ...

Isnt OSN add-free xcept for small stuff ?

Not massive things visually screaming at you like the above ?

Seems kinda new to me .

Just IMO ;)

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