Oracle buyout of Sun and it's affects on mySQL
rjb at robelko.com
Mon Jan 4 18:01:54 CST 2010
On 04.01.2010 at 12:53 Uhr -0800 Bob Sneidar apparently wrote:
>oic. I am wondering then how this is going to impact On-Rev, which
>offers mySQL support? I intended to write a multiuser application
>and host it on my On-Rev site, but I am wondering now if Runrev is
>going to be forced to charge users an extra fee to continue to host
>MySQL if Oracle ever decides to up the ante, so to speak, or even
>discontinue mySQL to force people to adopt Oracle.
>Having a certain department here who purchased Solaris and Oracle
>long ago for their server(s) and databases, I can testify that these
>are VERY PRICEY options, and are overkill for almost all but the
>high end database needs.
Another plausible scenario could be that Oracle decides to have two
revenue streams, Oracle on the high-end and MySQL on the lower-end,
expanding the scope of their products and keeping MySQL free for
non-commercial users but cutting down its high-end features. All of
this is however pure speculation and we just have to wait and see.
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