> ... the points behind the purchase:
>1. To obtain the Sun hardware and thus provide a
>complete hardware and software solution.
>2. To further optimize Oracle to take full advantage
>of the Solaris OS.
>3. To continue to support Linux.
>4. To get Java and thus penetrate the mobile device
>5. And finally, to grow Oracle revenues by $1B+ a
>year and growing. Given the purchase price, the
>acquisition will pay for itself within 5 years.
An optimist wrote that. A pessimist, Larry Dignan at
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=16598&tag=nl.e539, wrote point six:
"Oracle gets to kill MySQL. There's no way Ellison will let that
open source database mess with the margins of his database.
MySQL at best will wither from neglect. In any case, MySQL
We ought to know who's right within half a year.
Arthur Fuller wrote:
> I think that you'e being paranoid. IMO, Oracle will continue to support and
> develop mySQL. Further, I think that these concerns about the future of
> mySQL overlook the points behind the purchase:
> 1. To obtain the Sun hardware and thus provide a complete hardware and
> software solution.
> 2. To further optimize Oracle to take full advantage of the Solaris OS.
> 3. To continue to support Linux.
> 4. To get Java and thus penetrate the mobile device marketplace.
> 5. And finally, to grow Oracle revenues by $1B+ a year and growing. Given
> the purchase price, the acquisition will pay for itself within 5 years.
> Compared to all these reasons, the mySQL part of the acquisition is small
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Curtis Maurand <curtis@stripped> wrote:
>> I figure that they'll either kill mysql or they'll limit the commnunity
>> version in ways that will make you purchase a commercial version if you want
>> to continue to use it. I figure there will be heavy migrations to open
>> source alternatives.
>> Andy Shellam wrote:
>>> I've just been made aware by a client that Oracle have purchased Sun
>>> Microsystems. The article below on Sun's website mentions that Oracle are
>>> committed to Linux and "other open platforms" and mentions the fact that
>>> Java touches practically every business system around.
>>> I wonder what Oracle's plans are when it comes to MySQL? There is no
>>> mention of MySQL in the above article. Will it eventually come under the
>>> Oracle umbrella, much like BerkeleyDB did?
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