MySQL Gets Closer to GlassFish -- Mårten's Move

Just slightly over a year ago I posted Welcome Aboard, MySQL! from Orlando. Since then we have worked together in many things including GF Bundles, IdMgr, Telco, OSS Price/Performance, Pricing, even Legal. Possibly the biggest impact of the acquisision has been on the non-engineering side: the MySQL team brought an emphasis on volume and that is making a huge difference - I can point to some Isolated deals and to Sun's financials.


I've enjoyed the MySQL team throughout the year and now we will have even more opportunities to work together since the engineering team is going to report into Karen Padir, my manager.

As you would expect the news have been reported in the online press and blogosphere. If you are interested, I'd start with Kaj's post, and, if you are attending FOSDEM you may want to attend his Q&A Session. Other reports include ArsTechnica, SJMercury, CW, ITWorld, IW, ZDNet, Reuters, the451group, OWDeveloper and The Register; of these, the post I probably find most interesting is Matt Asay's.


I just hope that MySQL doesn't come to close to glassfish and keeps the same distance as any other RDBM from glassfish.

As of Michael Widenius, I think I understand his decision and he properly doesn't like it anymore on how MySQL is currently being developed and pushed, apparently that doesn't seems to be his philosophy (anymore?).

Just my 2 cents.

Posted by Ries van Twisk on February 08, 2009 at 08:08 PM PST #

re: Monty - He has been quite vocal over the years - this all predates the acquisition. Keynote presentations, blogs, etc.

re: "MySQL close to GF" - We try hard to make each piece of GF be very useful to _all_ its users; and mixed software stacks are the norm in the industry. So, GF will continue to work very well with Oracle and all the other RDBM systems, and MySQL will work well with PHP, WebLogic, etc.

That said, we will continue to improve the ease of use/performance of MySQL w/ GF, as we have been doing for the last year. We think there are many potential users / customers for the combination, and it makes business sense for us.

Does that help? - eduard/o

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on February 08, 2009 at 11:53 PM PST #

Hey Eduardo,

The mixed software stack is indeed they way to go for SUN mostly because is like what you say, the norm in the industry.

Still, if you say easy of use/performance then I think SUN should concentrate on the performance of InnoDB and solve the gotchas within MySQL in general.

Although MyISAM has it's place in the PHP/Web-World it cannot be considered as a serious storage engine for real world applications and InnoDB has to be modified for more of the business applications.

When I was reading "MySQL Gets Closer to GlassFish" I was just afraid it will get integrated some day and/or glassfish would depend more and more on MySQL (somehow... I don't see how really) and this wouldn't be a good diea.

Just my 2 cents :)


Posted by Ries van Twisk on February 09, 2009 at 01:48 AM PST #

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