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From:Dilip Kumar Parikh Date:November 26 2007 7:05pm
Subject:RE: Oracle is acquiring...............................
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Yup

But it has come up with new features like Oracle's Berkeley DB 4.5 is a
replication framework  .....etc.....


Dilip


-----Original Message-----
From: Jimmy G [mailto:jimmy.guerrero@stripped] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:13 AM
To: Parikh, Dilip Kumar
Cc: Jeremy Cole; Shanmugam, Dhandapani; Martijn Tonies; MySql
Subject: Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................

Hello,

This shouldn't come as anything shocking to regular readers of this
list. Oracle picked up Sleepycat back in Feb of 2006.

http://www.oracle.com/corporate/press/2006_feb/sleepycat.html

Well past the rumor stage at this point :)

-- Jimmy

Parikh, Dilip Kumar wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Wow, the rumors were true. Oracle is snapping up Open Source Database 
> companies now. First it was Innobase (see Oracle buys Innobase. MySQL 
> between rock and hard place?) and now it's Sleepycat Software.
> 
> The purchase of Sleepycat, which has been rumored for weeks, gives 
> Oracle another open-source product to complement its proprietary 
> database offerings. At an investor conference last week, Oracle CEO 
> Larry Ellison reiterated the company's strategy to generate revenue 
> from a combination of open-source and proprietary software.
> They produce and support the famed Berkeley DB embedded database 
> engine and have radically improved it's features since the version 1.x
days.
> Nowadays you get a small, fast, transactional database engine with 
> industrial grade reliability and replication.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Dilip
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Cole [mailto:jeremy.cole@stripped] On Behalf Of 
> Jeremy Cole
> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 11:15 PM
> To: Shanmugam, Dhandapani
> Cc: Martijn Tonies; MySql
> Subject: Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I wouldn't say the Sleepycat/BDB acquisition had anything to do with 
> MySQL.  BDB is much more useful *outside* of MySQL, and has a much 
> bigger market there anyway.  The BDB storage engine is all but
useless.
> 
> As for Innobase/InnoDB, their motives are still unclear. :)
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Jeremy
> 
> Shanmugam, Dhandapani wrote:
>> What is the reason for Oracle to detain Mysql Features like BDB, 
>> INNODB...? Is there any Hidden Market strategies for that....
>>
>>
>> Thanks & Regards ,
>> Dhandapani S
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Martijn Tonies [mailto:m.tonies@stripped]
>> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 7:41 PM
>> To: MySql
>> Subject: Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................
>>
>>
>>
>>> surely mysql would just fork the last gpl innodb release if they got

>>> bummed by oracle...
>> I doubt if they can -- from the InnoDB website:
>> The GPLv2 License
>> The GNU General Public License version 2, under which both MySQL and 
>> InnoDB are published, does not allow, without permission from MySQL 
>> AB
> 
>> and Innobase Oy, linking of InnoDB and MySQL, or the client libraries

>> of MySQL, to a product which you distribute but which does not itself

>> satisfy the GNU GPLv2 license.
>>
>>
>>
>> So if Innobase doesn't grant MySQL permission, they have no leg to 
>> stand on.
>>
>>
>>
>> Either way, I think Falcon is the future if you want to stay with 
>> MySQL only,
>>
>> other options are available if you want to go 3rd party...
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Martijn Tonies
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    • Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................Glyn Astill26 Nov
      • Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................Martijn Tonies26 Nov
        • RE: Oracle is acquiring...............................Dhandapani Shanmugam26 Nov
          • Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................Jeremy Cole26 Nov
            • RE: Oracle is acquiring...............................Dilip Kumar Parikh26 Nov
              • RE: Oracle is acquiring...............................Dhandapani Shanmugam26 Nov
      • Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................Martijn Tonies26 Nov
RE: Oracle is acquiring...............................Dilip Kumar Parikh26 Nov