Sun to acquire MySQL

Jonathan announced that Sun is acquiring MySQL. Of course classic questions will pop up - What about PostgreSQL? Will Sun de-invest in PostgreSQL?, etc. I dont think that any such thing will happen, but choice of databases for OpenSolaris has just become broader to suit  one's  preferences and needs, thanks to Sun.

 

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Really?

You don't think the fact Sun just put a billion dollars into one of those choices
tilts the playing field a little?

I'd be surprised to see Sun pushing postgreSQL to their customers after this.

Posted by Dick Davies on January 16, 2008 at 02:59 AM EST #

I dont think so since both MySQL and PostgreSQL really caters to different market and audience. While Sun's investment in PostgreSQL was really helping to get into markets with high OLTP transactional needs, MySQL investment will really help to get into market with more Web Oriented database needs.

Similarly there are needs for other databases out there.

Overall what I think is that race of OSDB to adapt to high end multi-core systems (16+ cores) is still on and this investment is helping out to ease and motivate the way for OSDB on such system.

Posted by Jignesh Shah on January 16, 2008 at 03:39 AM EST #

[Trackback] Sun Purchasing MySQL and PostgreSQL advances MySQL and Sun? We just read that Sun is purchasing MySQL for a little under a billion. We are a little shocked and not quite sure what to make of it or how this affects Sun's investment in PostgreSQL. ...

Posted by Postgres OnLine Journal on January 16, 2008 at 06:24 AM EST #

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