The employees of MySQL are a truly blessed people. As with Sun Microsystems before it, Oracle has vowed to leave its sales and development team independent and intact...
on 01/27/2010 – Made popular on 01/27/2010
Oracle announced the release of MySQL 5.5 beta which is claimed to be atleast 2 times faster the its previous stable version MySQL 5.1, which debuted a year ago. After all the controversy behind Oracle and MySQL takeover, Oracle proved that they are really serious about the development of MySQL.
With Oracle's fairly recent acquisition of MySQL, a lot of people are looking to move away from MySQL in fear of Oracle changing the licensing, which could force you to change database backends. As such, today we'll migrate from MySQL to MariaDB, which is a popular alternative to MySQL.
Oracle has pledged it will not assert copyright claims over MySQL and that it will extend terms and conditions of existing commercial licenses of the database for five years in the hope that the European Commission will approve its $7.4 billion pending acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
Is the NoSQL database trend a threat to Oracle (ORCL)? This is a big week for the company, which announced somewhat disappointing Q4 new software licenses yesterday. While cloud computing and hardware sales are Oracle's big challenges, you can't overlook the open source database wars as well.
A European IT consulting firm is warning large enterprises and government entities not to deploy OpenOffice.org until Oracle Corp. shows proof that it will invest as heavily in the development of the open-source productivity suite as project champion Sun Microsystems Inc. did. According to a 1'-page ...
As part of its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle also acquired the Java technology. Oracle has the enterprise sector in its grip now (Java and OracleDB). However, we cannot forget how erratic it has been in handling delicate issues like the OpenSolaris project or the ongoing infringement case against Android.