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[News] Databases Derived from MySQL and Oracle's Commitment

  • Subject: [News] Databases Derived from MySQL and Oracle's Commitment
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 12:15:57 +0100
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The history of MySQL AB

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.


10gen Announces Commercial Support for MongoDB

,----[ Quote ]
| 10gen, the company that started the MongoDB 
| project, today announced commercial support 
| and training for MongoDB. MongoDB is an 
| open source, non-relational, document-
| oriented database used in production at 
| organizations including Boxed Ice, 
| SourceForge, Justin.tv, GitHub, Business 
| Insider and Disqus.


Rackspace Cloud 'Drizzles' Into Open-Source Software

,----[ Quote ]
| As Oracle continues to shed the former 
| open-source software personnel of Sun 
| Microsystems, other companies are 
| benefiting from the transition. Among those 
| is cloud computing and hosting vendor 
| Rackspace, which recently hired four of the 
| key open source developers behind the 
| Drizzle database effort, a spin-off from 
| the Sun-owned MySQL database.
| Rackspace uses MySQL today in its 
| infrastructure but has said that it sees 
| its limitations when it comes to cloud 
| deployments. That's the reason behind the 
| company's interest in Drizzle. In some 
| ways, Drizzle is an enhanced version of 
| MySQL, providing additional cloud 
| scalability features, but Rackspace said 
| the project is not quite ready for prime 
| time yet -- but with its investment, it's 
| hoping to help get it there. 


Terracotta and EnterpriseDB Partner to Deliver Unmatched Price and Performance Advantages for Private Cloud Data Management 

,----[ Quote ]
| As organizations seek to move applications 
| to private cloud environments, they are 
| also reassessing the technical and economic 
| viability of their current IT platforms. As 
| a result, organizations are seeking open 
| source-based solutions that are cost 
| effective and can provide the scalability 
| and elasticity to meet the demands of a 
| cloud computing environment.


Does Oracle mean end for MySQL?

,----[ Quote ]
| Basically it means that Oracle does see a 
| future for the open-source version of 
| MySQL, as long as it does not conflict with 
| the roadmap for its own proprietary 
| database tools. How Oracle handles this 
| remains to be seen. When contacted, Oracle 
| refused to make any comments, though in an 
| earlier analyst call, Oracle CEO - Larry 
| Ellison, had said that 'Oracle will make 
| MySQL better', with Edward Screven, 
| Oracle's chief open-source architect, 
| promising that Oracle will continue to 
| support the open-source MySQL database.


Oracle-Sun: An Insiderâs View for Sun Partners

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| I continue to be impressed with Oracleâs 
| commitment to partners and extremely 
| excited by the new business opportunities 
| the acquisition can provide to Sunâs value 
| added partner community.
| Sunâs channel partners are some of the best 
| companies in the industry. As they move 
| from the Sun Partner Advantage Program to 
| Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized, I 
| think they will be impressed with what OPN 
| Specialized can offer â providing their 
| business with the ability to differentiate 
| themselves across the Oracle product 
| portfolio, including Sun servers and 
| storage.


Free software's second era: The rise and fall of MySQL


Where did all of the MySQL Developers Go?

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| The vast majority are still at Oracle, some 
| have left, but plenty are still there. This 
| got me thinking about "who wrote what". 
| Innodb is a sizable piece of code and it 
| continues to be at Oracle. Without Innodb, 
| you don't really have a database that is 
| 24/7. Innodb has been there for years.


Russia approves Oracle, Sun merger with conditions

,----[ Quote ]
| Russia's anti-monopoly regulator (FAS) said 
| on Friday it had approved a $7 billion 
| takeover of Sun Microsystems JAVA.O by 
| Oracle (ORCL.O) on condition that Oracle 
| continues to develop Sun's MySQL database.


MySQL's new best friend forever? Oracle

,----[ Quote ]
| MySQL still has one major ally, however, 
| and it's the one that most people thought 
| was its biggest enemy:
| Oracle.


Time flies (one year of MariaDB)

,----[ Quote ]
| It is now one year since a few colleagues 
| and I left Sun to start our own company, 
| Monty Program Ab (after which more have 
| joined). A lot has changed during the year. 
| For instance we ended up producing a full 
| fork of MySQL rather than focusing on the 
| Maria engine as I planned a year ago.
| This February we released the first stable 
| version of MariaDB, version 5.1.42, which 
| is our enhanced and backwards compatible 
| MySQL branch/fork. You can download it from 
| the askmonty.org website. Please test it 
| out and comment upon it here or on 
| Launchpad, the code host for the MariaDB 
| project.


Kiss your MySQL website goodbye

,----[ Quote ]
| The fact is that if you run a business 
| website, you need to perform proper 
| backups, and not just the stuff that gets 
| put on a tape and thrown in a closet each 
| evening. 
| I am writing this article specifically for 
| those beginning Linux web administrators 
| who need to know how to properly backup 
| their website. Just because you're new to 
| Linux and web serving does not mean it is 
| difficult or that you should try to avoid 
| performing proper website backups. 



The history of MySQL AB

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.

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