Oracle will Take Care of MySQL

Lot’s of comments about how Oracle’s purchase of Sun will be bad for the Open Source community, especially those dependant upon MySQL. I don’t agree. Oracle fully understands how it is positioned against MySQL and there is no direct threat. Sun was actually a detriment to MySQL by never embracing the goals for why they purchased it. I think Oracle will make sure that MySQL is strong enough to be a thorn in Microsoft’s SQL Server. A solid open source database option has always prevented SQL Server from generating greater revenue. I think Ellison will cherish this opportunity to give Microsoft some of their own medicine. Maybe do it just for an old friend Borland Software.

About ghsmith76

Greg Smith is currently the Interim CIO at Western Washington University. Prior to WWU Greg was the CIO at Missouri S&T, and before that the CIO for George Fox University in Newberg, OR. Greg went to the Northwest from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology in Indianapolis, IN. where he served as the Director of IT for 8 years. Prior to the IT career in Academia, Greg was a Systems Consultant with Hewlett-Packard primarily with the Analytical Group working out of San Francisco,Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Greg's passion as a CIO in Higher Education comes from his belief that Technology can benefit Teaching & Learning.

Posted on April 24, 2009, in Open Source, Oracle. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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