Interesting news this morning, just as the 2009 MySQL Conference is starting. As is being reported all over the place, Oracle has agreed to buy Sun at $9.50 per share, giving them to a ton of great technology (Solaris, ZFS, MySQL, DTrace, etc.).
One one of the biggest threats to Oracle's core database business (at the low end, at least) for a while now has been MySQL. And now they're poised to own MySQL after Sun bought it not long ago. (It seems like yesterday that Oracle bought Innobase.)
As I noted a while back, the MySQL landscape is changing.
This news is sure to make the conference more... interesting.
Oracle, please get the InnoDB team together with the MySQL team and see about GPLing ZFS.
Posted by jzawodn at April 20, 2009 06:57 AM