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On the news of the Oracle / Sun acquisition many people questioned what would happen to the extremely popular open source database MySQL. Would it conflict with Oracle's business strategy? Where would it fit into the ever growing Oracle stack?

In the past Oracle has made advances in open source, the largest being the Unbreakable Linux operating system. I was happy to see that they added a feature to protect the customer from any open source licensing litigation. I thought this was a great move on their part because even at the time of the announcement litigation was one of the only remaining hurdles for most enterprises to look closely at Linux as an enterprise wide solution.

With that said I found it interesting that Oracle is hosting a web event on the 28th titled "Lower Total Cost of Ownership with Oracle: Comparing Oracle to MySQL"

The event blurb reads "....Learn why choosing an Oracle technology platform lowers the total cost of ownership for your company during this live, interactive one hour program. Tony Tarone, the Director of Operations at Cedar Document Technologies, will discuss how he gained a reliable, scalable, secure, and cost effective platform by moving from MySQL to Oracle. Here is the agenda for the session:

    * Oracle Database Overview
    * Cedar Document Solutions
    * The Move to Oracle for Cedar Documents
    * Oracle comparison to MySQL
    * Live Q and A with Tony Tarone, Cedar Documents Director"

This doesn't bring about a warm cuddly feeling for the future of MySQL. I realize this event was scheduled well in advance of the acquisition announcement but the fact that Oracle is still doing it may give us a little insight into the future.

Link to event

Posted April 22, 2009 8:28 AM
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