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Once More Unto the Breach: Unshakeable MySQL

Feb 01, 2007, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Walli)

"Matt Aslett interviewed Mårten Mickos (MySQL CEO) and during the interview, Mårten admitted that Oracle is hinting that they will release 'Unbreakable MySQL' and essentially offer support for MySQL more cheaply. If Oracle is actually considering this, then they still really really don't get it:

  • "As bad an idea as 'Unbreakable Linux' might be, it is at least a product complement to Oracle's own product. 'Unbreakable MySQL' is a competing product, and not even Oracle's applications business would benefit from a 'less expensive database' unless Oracle actually wants to move all its applications to MySQL and completely destroy their Oracle database business..."

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