Comments on: Assasination attempt on MySQL? – Oracle Announces the Acquisition of Open Source Software Company, Innobase http://technology.amis.nl/2005/10/10/assasination-attempt-on-mysql-oracle-announces-the-acquisition-of-open-source-software-company-innobase/ Friends of Oracle and Java Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:49:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Bert Jan Meinders http://technology.amis.nl/2005/10/10/assasination-attempt-on-mysql-oracle-announces-the-acquisition-of-open-source-software-company-innobase/#comment-2510 Mon, 31 Oct 2005 09:48:36 +0000 /?p=838#comment-2510 And here’s why Oracle did it: http://www.lattimore.id.au/2005/10/30/oracle-express-xe/. A free Oracle database for all!!
OK, some restrictions like a maximum size of 4GB and maximmum RAM of 1GB but stilll quite usefull. Beta dowloads on
OTN, http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/xe/index.html

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By: Marco Gralike http://technology.amis.nl/2005/10/10/assasination-attempt-on-mysql-oracle-announces-the-acquisition-of-open-source-software-company-innobase/#comment-2509 Wed, 19 Oct 2005 19:43:02 +0000 /?p=838#comment-2509 Also a good read can be found on the URL given here: http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/oracle/guide/archives/006192.asp

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By: Zeger Hendrikse http://technology.amis.nl/2005/10/10/assasination-attempt-on-mysql-oracle-announces-the-acquisition-of-open-source-software-company-innobase/#comment-2508 Thu, 13 Oct 2005 12:02:16 +0000 /?p=838#comment-2508 Some time ago, at Amis we surveyed the field of Open Source Databases.

Roughly speaking, the conclusion was that PostgreSql was the better database, but MySql had a larger user base. With these developments, PostgreSql seems the obvious choice to me, provided that you/a customer is keen on using an Open Source solution, of course.

At home I’ve recently (coincidentally?) switched from MySQL to PostgreSQL, and I’m a happy man ;-)

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By: Marco Gralike http://technology.amis.nl/2005/10/10/assasination-attempt-on-mysql-oracle-announces-the-acquisition-of-open-source-software-company-innobase/#comment-2507 Wed, 12 Oct 2005 21:49:33 +0000 /?p=838#comment-2507 I got this idea from a sheet from Mr Abrahams (Oracle Nederland)., where he had a “Timeten” solution between RAC (midtier), Timesten (midtier), Oracle EE database (backend). Another point is that Timesten is much, much faster (it’s in memory, build for in memory use). What it lacks is a recovery/backup solution, that how i got this idea to implement innobase. Another point is that it fits somehow in the agressive SOA fentures (next is Weblogic?)

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By: Lucas http://technology.amis.nl/2005/10/10/assasination-attempt-on-mysql-oracle-announces-the-acquisition-of-open-source-software-company-innobase/#comment-2506 Wed, 12 Oct 2005 16:02:31 +0000 /?p=838#comment-2506 And why would Oracle Lite not be good enough for that?

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By: Marco Gralike http://technology.amis.nl/2005/10/10/assasination-attempt-on-mysql-oracle-announces-the-acquisition-of-open-source-software-company-innobase/#comment-2505 Tue, 11 Oct 2005 17:32:32 +0000 /?p=838#comment-2505 This is now the second database solution within a year, asides Timesten, which was bought by Oracle. It could be that they want to fabric something which whoud fit in their fusion/SOA plans, for instance a realtime in memory database solution for the midtier or on a “lightweight” machine like a laptop/pda.

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By: Lucas http://technology.amis.nl/2005/10/10/assasination-attempt-on-mysql-oracle-announces-the-acquisition-of-open-source-software-company-innobase/#comment-2504 Tue, 11 Oct 2005 04:50:56 +0000 /?p=838#comment-2504 You can of course look at this from a very positive side, being a MySQL supporter:
– Oracle deems InnoDB such outstanding technology that it is actually interested in it; that gives a lot of credit to the current InnoDB based MySQL implementations around the world
– Oracle deems MySQL such a serious contender in the (lower but not quite so low anymore end of the) Database Market; that too strengthens the confidence in MySQL.

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