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LinuxWorld: Interview: MySQL Rides Open Source Wave into DBs

Apr 17, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Niccolai)

"IDGNS: You've said your goal isn't to displace vendors like Oracle and IBM but to exist alongside them. How should businesses think about using your software?

"MM: The typical customer has plenty of, say, DB2 installations, and they come to us and say, Couldn't we use you in some of those instead?

"Today, those applications are typically Web sites, Web applications and intranets, that's one area. The second area is administration--network administration, authorization, database log-in, and also logging data, for systems management. The third area is data warehousing, where you have masses of data being dumped in and out. Then we are at the edge of the enterprise. We're not a typical datacenter database today but we are a good fit at the edge--at the departmental level and in remote locations. That's where you can use us..."

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