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How will MySQL fare under Oracle?

Jan 04, 2010, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"I've been doing a lot of work with databases lately - specifically MySQL. One tool I had to start working with is the MySQL Workbench. This tool replaces the MySQL Administrator and the MySQL Query Browser. All three tools are the results of the MySQL developers' hard work. But one of those tools has a very different feel to it. The MySQL Workbench is an outstanding tool, but it smacks of an enterprise-level tool. It's A DBA's dream tool (from my perspective). But it seems a bit out of line for MySQL to take away tools that made database work easier for non-enterprise users and replace it with a tool that is pretty obviously in line with large-scale usage.

"Out of line unless you think this might be a preparatory step in anticipation of the Oracle takeover. It could be. And, if that's the case, is it a bad sign for everyone's favorite open source database? I'm not so convinced that non-enterprise end-users of MySQL (you know the ones - those that use MySQL for Drupal, Joomla, and other DB-dependent applications) will have any worries. Let's see if we can collectively draw that same conclusion."

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