[SATLUG] Your take on Sun buying MySQL?

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 23:41:39 CST 2008

When I posted this on my blog a couple of days ago, I discussed it with a
few of my colleagues, and I seem to be the only one that has a positive take
on it.  I understand that the open-source community seems to have an overall
sour view of the deal, but I think it can be a great thing for mysql and
open source in general.  In every single enterprise IT environment that I
consult in, the IT manager/CIO/CTO is concerned with enterprise support
above all else.  While some operating systems and applications (like RedHat,
Novell, open/star office) have enterprise support available, many don't.
Hopefully by taking MySQL in and providing enterprise support for the
application as is, or part of a larger Solaris/MySQL/Apache/Java stack, it
will be more readily accepted by 'the suits.'  I am really tired of having
to offer either MSSQL or Oracle when an enterprise application (read Tier 1
supported) is planned for deployment.  The sooner Sun announces enterprise
support for MySQL, the sooner I can start architecting MySQL into all of the
Tier 1 projects that I consult on.


On Jan 22, 2008 8:58 PM, Tom Weeks <tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org> wrote:

> http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?doc_cd=154828&ref=g_homelink
> http://www.esj.com/business_intelligence/article.aspx?EditorialsID=8776
> http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Database/Sun-Bets-MySQL-Can-Penetrate-MissionCritical-Deployments/?sp=0&kc=EWKNLLIN012208STR3
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