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[News] A Look at the History of MySQL Database, CouchDB

  • Subject: [News] A Look at the History of MySQL Database, CouchDB
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 20:20:44 +0000
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The history of MySQL AB

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| MySQL, the open source database product 
| that puts the "M" in LAMP, was created by 
| MySQL AB, a company founded in 1995 in 
| Sweden. In 2008, MySQL AB announced that it 
| had agreed to be acquired by Sun 
| Microsystems for approximately $1 billion.


Open Source CouchDB Heads to the Cloud

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| SQL-based relational database management 
| systems (RDBMS) are beginning to be 
| challenged by a new movement of NoSQL 
| databases. Among those NoSQL databases is 
| the open source CouchDB, which provides an 
| alternative to the relational datastores 
| used by RDBMS vendors -- and which is 
| banking on cloud-based deployment options 
| to sweeten its appeal to users. 


Reconciling Sun's Java investments with Oracle's: a simple suggestion

,----[ Quote ]
| On the theoretical side the answer starts 
| with a reality most people want to ignore: 
| the java ecosystem thatâs grown up around 
| mobile phones, cards, and other smart 
| devices is only marginally related to the 
| java ecosystem thatâs grown up around 
| enterprise applications - and thereâs no 
| threat to mobile java here at all.


The Post-Oracle Sun Exodus

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| So, what does this mean for Oracle? Well, 
| obviously less than it would have meant for 
| Sun. Whenever two large technology 
| companies merge, you always expect some 
| attritionâ both voluntary and involuntary. 
| Thatâs what makes M&A in this industry so 
| difficult, especially when Open Source 
| companies are involved. With an Open Source 
| company, much or what youâre acquiring when 
| you buy a company is the people. If those 
| people start leaving in droves, much of the 
| value of the company goes with it.


â Last Day At Sun

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| Today is my last day of employment at Sun 
| (well, it became Oracle on March 1st in the 
| UK but you know what I mean). I am a few 
| months short of my 10th anniversary there 
| (I joined at JavaOne in 2000) and my 5th 
| anniversary as Chief Open Source Officer. I 
| hope youâll forgive a little reminiscence.


â OpenSolaris Governing Board

,----[ Quote ]
| I am standing in the election for the 
| OpenSolaris Governing Board one last time 
| (this would be my third consecutive term if 
| elected, so it has to be the last time). 
| Each term has been quite different to the 
| others, and I have no doubt this next year 
| will be very different again for the 
| OpenSolaris community.



PostgreSQL Agenda 2010

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| 2010 will see PostgreSQL release its first
| major new version for a long time: version
| 9.0. The release of version 9.0 is an
| important milestone in the evolution of
| PostgreSQL. Integral to this release are new
| features such as the operation of standby
| servers in read-only mode (hot standby) and
| an integrated replication solution.


What now for MySQL?

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| Some of the biggest names on the web use
| MySQL, including Wikipedia, Facebook, Google
| and Twitter as well as other technology
| giants such as Dell and Cisco. Steve Shine
| from Ingres was also keen to play up the
| companyâs influence in the banking sector and
| other mission critical applications. âWe have
| major banks in our installed customer base
| and about 25% of all financial transactions
| go through an open source platform. One
| customer uses Ingres for flight and
| maintenance scheduling,â he says.

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