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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!


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.


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

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