Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Apr 2009 11:53 UTC, submitted by tsedlmeyer
Oracle and SUN We've been debating the merits of a possible IBM-Sun deal for a while now, and even Sun itself seemed to be in the dark as to if it would be a good idea to be bought by IBM. These debates are now all moot: in a surprise move (at least, I didn't see any speculation about it) Oracle has bought Sun Microsystems, at USD 9.50 a share, which equates to a total of 7.4 billion USD. The news got out through a press release.
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What about mysql?
by matthekc on Mon 20th Apr 2009 12:58 UTC
matthekc
Member since:
2006-10-28

Nothing here seem too terrible a database company dipping its toes into Linux now has an open source unix of their own. Also a programming language, hardware business, an office suite, and another database... A database available for free that competes with Oracles databases oh wait this could be ugly.

@skeletor MySQL is gpl it won't go bye bye, but there is definitely a conflict here.

Also way to eke in there a minute before me.

Edited 2009-04-20 13:02 UTC

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RE: What about mysql?
by sbenitezb on Mon 20th Apr 2009 13:28 in reply to "What about mysql?"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

A database available for free that competes with Oracles databases oh wait this could be ugly.


MySQL can't compete with Oracle. With Oracle Express maybe. MySQL is a piece of crap conceived as an interim solution that got all the press and became famous for using the GPL and being able to make money out of it. The fact that it's most used with PHP should tell you much about it's qualities. Does it implement stored procedures and triggers finally?

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RE[2]: What about mysql?
by trikloretylen on Mon 20th Apr 2009 14:45 in reply to "RE: What about mysql?"
trikloretylen Member since:
2005-07-06

Does it implement stored procedures and triggers finally?

Yes, MySQL supports stored procedures and triggers since version 5.0 released sometime in 2004.

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RE[2]: What about mysql?
by Liquidator on Mon 20th Apr 2009 15:30 in reply to "RE: What about mysql?"
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2007-03-04

MySQL can't compete with Oracle.


Yes it can. MySQL has a commercial distribution for companies that require the best of the best. Many companies use MySQL. Obviously, there will always be large companies that will stick to Oracle, but as MySQL matures, it competes more and more with Oracle, when comparing feature to feature.

MySQL is a piece of crap [...]


You're crazy.

The fact that it's most used with PHP should tell you much about it's qualities.


Yes, the two most popular database and scription applications that power some of the largest web sites: Yahoo, Digg, Facebook, MySpace, etc...

Does it implement stored procedures and triggers finally?


Of course, it's a full-fledged relational database system.

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RE: What about mysql?
by boblowski on Mon 20th Apr 2009 15:45 in reply to "What about mysql?"
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2007-07-23

MySQL is gpl it won't go bye bye, but there is definitely a conflict here.


For Sun MySQL as a product had a business value. Even though they did not make much/any money from it, it had a tactical place in Sun's offerings and as such could count on Sun's investment and support. For Oracle MySQL is nothing more than a competitor turned into bait for a real sell. (Even 11g 'Express Edition' is hardly a light weight entry level database. It's more like a neutered version of the real thing. Still as top heavy, just less powerfull.)

Seriously, I feel an 'OpenMySQL' fork on its way...

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RE[2]: What about mysql?
by DeadFishMan on Mon 20th Apr 2009 16:24 in reply to "RE: What about mysql?"
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2006-01-09

Seriously, I feel an 'OpenMySQL' fork on its way...


You mean something like MariaDB, which has been started by the lead developer of MySQL and a co-founder of MySQL AB due mostly to his disagreement with the disastrous way that Sun has been driving the latest release of MySQL and that led the said developer to terminate his relationship with Sun Microsystems? ;)

http://askmonty.org/wiki/index.php/MariaDB

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