Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Oct 2006 16:58 UTC, submitted by wirespot
Databases The popular MySQL database is slated for a future split between what MySQL AB calls the Community and the Enterprise versions. Read the official announcement and further opinions and explanations from Kaj Arno (MySQL VP of Community Relations) and Stephen O'Grady (software industry analist). In Arno's own words: "We recognise that the needs of the MySQL Community are different from the needs of commercial enterprise customers. After 11 years of producing our software, we can no longer hope that a single offering is the best solution for both Community and Enterprise users. Consequently, we are introducing two different offerings for each distinct target group."
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RE: AKA Money
by Havin_it on Wed 18th Oct 2006 17:46 UTC in reply to "AKA Money"
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I hope so too, but I can't help but feel that they wouldn't be doing this if that was the case. My gut screams that they've struck a deal for a decent transactional engine, but which happens to be proprietary.

I'm no analyst, just a knee-jerk reaction to the news. The PostgreSQL team may well be rubbing their hands about now...

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