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Breaking News! MySQL will be part of the Sun family!

MySQL (the M in LAMP) is extremely popular in new "Web 2.0" applications. For example MySQL is #4 at Ohloh.net behind Firefox, Subversion and Apache, and ahead of PHP. Adoption is strong even in the enterprise: 6 out of our 13 Adoption Stories use MySQL.

We are all extremely excited about the possibilities; both for developers and for deployers. We will keep you posted of developments as they happen. Fun times ahead!

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Great news. Sun has landed the big fish, and MySQL can bask in more sunshine. Win-Win, congrats!

Posted by Atul Batra on January 16, 2008 at 04:33 AM PST #

Thanks Atul. I agree this is a very important step.

Just one clarification, the MySQL masot, Sakila, is not a fish, it's a dolphin :-)

- eduard/o

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on January 16, 2008 at 07:22 AM PST #

Yeah, I too am very excited about this acquisition of MySQL. MySQL has been viewed as one of the main engines behind this agressive drive towards Web 2.0.
However, my reservations are;
Will continue to let MySQL be open source, will there be a change in the Enterprise and Community Editions (I mean scrapping one for the other?), and how about support for the other languages (Python, C++ connectors). Again, how about JavaDB?

Posted by Manu on January 16, 2008 at 10:41 PM PST #

Right, I mistakenly thought the Dolphin had multiple-inheritance (aka lineage) from both mammal and fish :-) Good luck!

Posted by Atul Batra on January 17, 2008 at 01:45 AM PST #

Re: JavaDB - DataBases are a bit like Programming Languages. You can't ask: "what's the best Programming Language?"; you should ask "what's the best PL for <Foobar>?". Similar with DBs, even if one where to restrict onself to Relational DBs, there are many use-case scenarios. JavaDB is best for some things, MySQL for others, PostgreSQL for others...

Re: Changes you are describing - I can't speak for Sun, but check out the slides and other content at Sun's site describing the deal [1]; I think it addresses your questions.

[1]http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/media/presskits/2008-0116/index.jsp?intcmp=hp2008jan16_mysql_learn

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on January 18, 2008 at 06:12 AM PST #

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