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[News] Leak Shows That MySQL Had Plans to Devour Oracle, Not the Other Way Around

  • Subject: [News] Leak Shows That MySQL Had Plans to Devour Oracle, Not the Other Way Around
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:10:22 +0100
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Sun Microsystems "Project Peter" targets Oracle to MySQL migrations to boost sales

,----[ Quote ]
| The PDF file presents an internal 
| presentation of Sun Microsystems on 
| "Project Peter", a Sun confidential project 
| to migrate customers using Oracle onto the 
| MySQL database system.
| In a statement towards the EU, former CEO 
| of MySQL, Marten Mickos, wrote:
| MySQL was able to derive significant 
| marketing benefit from appearing to 
| challenge Oracle, but we penetrated the 
| markets faster by, in reality, focusing on 
| new, huge opportunities such as Web 
| databases. Key to MySQL's success was its 
| determined focus on markets that Oracle 
| (and others) was ignoring.'[1]
| This statement, suggesting that MySQL was 
| not directly competing with Oracle, 
| contradicts the internal presentation, 
| showing that targetting Oracle migrations 
| indeed was a big part of MySQL's sales 
| strategy. 


Sun, Oracle chiefs vow: Sun technologies will live on

,----[ Quote ]
| From Java to the Solaris OS to the Sparc 
| CPU platform and Sun storage technologies, 
| Oracle will be good for all of them, the 
| executives stressed at the San Francisco 
| event. As a matter of fact, combining Sun's 
| research and development budget with Sun's 
| presents  "one of the great R&amp;D 
| opportunities of all time," McNealy said.


Full Frame: Views of Oracle OpenWorld



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.

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