5 Days of Sun and MySQL
By Duleepa Wijayawardhana on Jan 21, 2009
So it's been a year since we were all sitting thunderstruck in the ballroom of the Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Florida as Marten announced that we were being acquired by Sun Microsystems. To be honest, normally with these things people say it feels like "ages ago", in fact for me it feels like it just happened yesterday and it feels like we're only getting started.
One of the coolest things about Sun and the combination of Sun and MySQL is that Sun is a technology oriented company with some incredibly bright people who are there to come up with neat technology stuff during their waking hours. In some ways, that's very much like MySQL. After all, we build technologies that drive other technologies and business.
For the last year people have talked about how MySQL has been affected by Sun. But you know, influence is a two-way street. Former MySQL-ers (now called Sun Dolphins) are spread throughout the organization outside of the Database Group. We have people working on Drizzle elsewhere, others working on volume business, sales, support and other research projects. Also, some of our Sun colleagues were already busy using MySQL when they woke up to discover that MySQL was now Sun.
To celebrate a year of MySQL within Sun, Lenz and I have done five interviews which have been published each day this week. The interviews are focused on Sun "Classic" folks on their thoughts on having MySQL part of Sun over the past year. The interviews have been accompanied by wonderful banners from Aaron White of the MySQL Web Team and are available in the Developer Zone.
We have two more days to go, but I encourage you to have a look at the ones already done and follow along over the next couple of days:
Monday: Vince Carbone talks about DTrace in Solaris and OpenSolaris and his work with MySQL.
Tuesday: Detlef Ulherr and Thorsten Früauf talk about Open HA Cluster and Solaris Cluster and how MySQL fits into the project.
Wednesday: Neelakanth Nadgir talks about MySQL and ZFS and how a file system could revolutionize your use of a database.