future of MySQL

a google search on oracle and mysql will returns concerns about the future of MySQL. When SUN bought mysql, the enthousiasm was also not unanimous in the opensource community. But now it really need repositioning.

I was just reading : http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/unlimited.html
Deploy an unlimited number of MySQL Enterprise Servers for the price of
a single CPU of Oracle Enterprise Edition

Today, there are over 5,000 organizations that spend more than $1Million on
License fees to Oracle, Microsoft, Sybase and IBM. In many cases, that’s money
that doesn’t need to be spent. Not only does open source save money, it
provides an architecture that is more scalable for modern web-based applications.
No wonder open source software has become a strategic initiative for CIOs & CFOs
in many organizations.

Clearly this need repositioning. (For Oracle, money need to be spent :twisted: )

On the redundant offering MySQL and Oracle Database Express Edition, I could imagine Oracle will get rid of the free edition. Oracle seems to put effort on not releasing any database patch or security patch and the amount of features as well as the cpu/memory limitation are just way to annoying.

This is why I believe MySQL will survive XE.

Pure guess of course…

Published by

Laurent Schneider

Oracle Certified Master

7 thoughts on “future of MySQL”

  1. > This is why I believe MySQL will survive XE
    It’s definitely interesting, isn’t it?
    My initial thoughts were the same as to which would survive.
    Then again does (mysql) + (oracle express) = postgres?

  2. Makes sense.
    Except that I’m not so sure about: “it provides an architecture that is more scalable for modern web-based applications”

  3. The open source community hailed Sun’s acquisition of MySQL but it didn’t help Sun out of financial despair.

  4. The amount of features of Oracle XE is not so small: I tried to export from Entreprise Edition (without data) database a manufacturing application that is using a lot of PL/SQL into an XE: no errors.

    But I fully agree the fact that there is not any any support and no patches makes it a non usable edition in a production environment.

  5. The amount of features of Oracle XE is not so small: I tried to export (without data) from an Entreprise Edition database a manufacturing application that is using a lot of PL/SQL and to import into a XE database: no errors.

    But I fully agree with the fact that there is not any support and no patches makes it a non usable edition in a production environment.

  6. We truly feel sad and lonely seeing the development. We planned for last 6 months to go live with a production MYsql DB deployment and now it seems all lost. We truly dont know which way to move. Can anyone suggest ?

    Mrinalch@gmail.com

  7. Being an Oracle professional myself, I feel really good that Oracle is growing bigger with each day passing. But then I also stronly feel for open source. Oracle should also give open source some space.

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