Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Jan 2008 14:34 UTC, submitted by BluenoseJake
Databases MySQL AB and Sun have announced that MySQL has been bought by Sun. "Sun Microsystems today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one of the world's fastest growing open source databases for approximately USD 1 billion in total consideration. The acquisition accelerates Sun's position in enterprise IT to now include the USD 15 billion database market. Today's announcement reaffirms Sun's position as the leading provider of platforms for the Web economy and its role as the largest commercial open source contributor." More here.
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RE[4]: Now Fix it
by Marquis on Wed 16th Jan 2008 21:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Now Fix it "
Marquis
Member since:
2007-01-22

Again this sort of stuff needs to looked at by SUN / MySQL . Innodb is nice but its going away. Filesystem Snapshots work well in some cases but not all. A Database which has the snapshotting built is better. A MySQL system that has non blocking backups, that work correctly, fast and consistently on various architectures, would rock. And yes both things can be with software already out there. I know I am asking for allot but Have you seen Oracle 11G RAC with ASM.

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RE[5]: Now Fix it
by sjf4 on Wed 16th Jan 2008 22:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Now Fix it "
sjf4 Member since:
2007-09-12

Innodb is nice but its going away.
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I know I am asking for allot but Have you seen Oracle 11G RAC with ASM.


MySQL is releasing their own transactional data store with mysql 6, Falcon, so it's not like there's going to be a decrease in capabilities.

Given that Oracle has been developed for almost 30 years and is supported by a mutli-billion dollar company which employs tens of thousands, I would hope they would have something to show for it. And they do, but not everyone needs (or can afford) the capabilities which Oracle offers.

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