IDC Insight Report: "MySQL Thrives"
By Bertrand Matthelie-Oracle on Oct 28, 2010
In its "Insight" Research Report from October 2010 "Messages from Oracle OpenWorld 2010: Exadata Exceeds Expectation and MySQL Thrives", IDC Carl W. Olofson notes:
"Last but not least, Oracle announced the MySQL 5.5 release candidate, which solidifies the commitment the company has made to continuing the development and the independence of MySQL as an open source relational DBMS. This announcement came along with continued assurances that MySQL is and will remain autonomous. Nonetheless, useful MySQL intellectual property may find its way into other Oracle products, and Oracle's database development engineers will almost certainly lend their expertise to helping make MySQL better...
...MySQL users should take heart from the 5.5 release candidate and the ongoing support that Oracle has shown to this important open source RDBMS. It is unlikely that Oracle will try to cannibalize or otherwise compromise its open source nature or the community, and it can feel comfortable with its continued involvement in MySQL."
The Full IDC Report is available here.
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