Is it ‘Sun’set for MySQL, courtesy Oracle? Hope not..

IBM has been in ‘failed’ acquisition talks with Sun for the past few weeks. Oracle has struck the deal to acquire Sun for $7.4b which works out to $5.6 billion net of Sun’s cash and debt.

You will find many blog postings related to this acquisition. There is one line item that directly effects us at Oneindia.in and Click.inMySQL. I have been using MySQL since late 1990s. It is definitely one of the most popular OpenSource databases (the other one being Postgres).Mysql

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Opensource database MySQL valued between US$600 million and $1 billion :-)

MySQL is by far the most popular opensource database used by techies. It has proved its robustness over the years. It may not have all the features of Oracle but most of us don’t need all the features commercial databases have to offer. How many of us use the advanced features in our mobile handsets? I bet very few. Infact few of the new models from Nokia have “fewer” features when compared to its predecessors.

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