Speaking of MySQL, if these new results are to believed, MySQL is about 60% the cost of Oracle.
MySQL ... $ 82.74/op Oracle ... $139.84/op
That's measuring "total operations per second", which isn't the "normal" database comparison metric. But let's assume it's a fair way to compare databases anyway. (We could argue all
day week the time about the "right" way to do it.)
That's surprising, given the vast difference in size between the two companies, isn't it? Back when I said:
MySQL is to Oracle as Linux is to Windows. It will slowly but steadily creep up the food chain, just like Linux has.
I didn't expect it to climb the price ladder quite this quickly.
Makes you wonder what things will look like when Oracle cuts prices to match, doesn't it?
Posted by jzawodn at September 07, 2004 10:49 AM