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[News] MySQL is Safe from/inside Oracle, Solaris Lives on

  • Subject: [News] MySQL is Safe from/inside Oracle, Solaris Lives on
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 13:57:38 +0100
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Marten Mickos: Trust the Mighty MySQL Nation

,----[ Quote ]
| If MySQL were any old database, putting it 
| in the same camp as the market leader 
| would certainly give pause for thought. 
| But MySQL is not any old database: it's a 
| free software one, released under the GNU 
| GPL. This changes the dynamics 
| considerably, as this fascinating letter 
| from Mickos to the European Commissioner 
| Neelie Kroes eloquently explains.


Sun releases Solaris 10 10/09

,----[ Quote ]
| Sun Microsystems has announced the 
| availability of the 10/09 update for its 
| Solaris 10 operating system (OS). The 
| latest release includes a number of bug 
| fixes, feature updates and expanded 
| support for new processors.
| In addition to several efficiency and 
| performance improvements, Solaris 10 10/09 
| includes new updates for Solaris ZFS which 
| integrates the ability to use solid-state 
| drive (SSD) technology for data caching 
| and high volume transactional 
| applications. Administrators can now set 
| usage limits, such as by individual file 
| system, user or group.


Oracle's and Sun's Top Guns Reassure the Sun Faithful

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| Some of the best news on the open source 
| front appears to be that Oracle will 
| nurture MySQL. We've said before that 
| MySQL could become an open source on-ramp 
| for Oracle's proprietary databases. MySQL 
| founder Monty Widenius has speculated that 
| Oracle could possibly kill MySQL. As 
| Oracle OpenWorld starts, though, there are 
| good reasons to believe that Oracle will 
| increase its invesment in MySQL. After 
| many bumps in the road for Oracle's 
| proposed acquisition, that would be good 
| to see.


There's a Friggin' Sun in the Room 

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| What is in question is what the backing of 
| a giant like Oracle will do for Solaris, 
| Java, MySQL and SPARC. Also, how is Oracle 
| itself going to change? Oracle will now be 
| offering three different RDBMSs (innoDB, 
| Oracle, MySQL), on three different 
| platforms (Linux, Solaris, Windows), and 
| three different hardware platforms (SPARC, 
| x86, AMD64). Oracle is now poised to take 
| on IBM directly, as well as potentially 
| taking on Microsoft's dominance in the 
| business world. Solaris is a ready 
| replacement for many different types of 
| software installations. It works well on 
| servers and desktops, has a commercial 
| office suite that is very comparable to MS 
| Office, it's got Java, and it has database 
| solutions galore. It is now possible that 
| we are now adding Oracle to that platform. 
| I hope so much that Oracle can make it all 
| happen. They have the pockets, do they 
| have the brains?



Mickos letter to EU: Approve Oracle-Sun deal

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| One who shares this concern is former MySQL CEO
| MÃrten Mickos. On Thursday, Mickos sent a letter
| to Neelie Kroes, the European Union's competition
| commissioner, urging that the deal be approved
| for the good of the market and MySQL.


Ellison: No MySQL spin off

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| Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, has made it clear that he is
| not prepared to spin off Sun's MySQL business in an attempt
| to placate the European Commission investigation of
| competition issues with Oracle's planned acquisition of
| Sun. The deal has already been approved by US authorities
| and Ellison thinks that the European Commission will follow
| saying "I think once they do their job, they're going to
| come to the same conclusion".

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