Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Users nervous about Oracle's acquisition of MySQL

Filed under
Software

The European Union is not the only one antsy about Oracle taking possession of the open source MySQL database should the commercial database giant's merger with Sun Microsystems get final approval. So are MySQL users.

Anand Babu Periasamy, CTO of clustered storage technology company Gluster, expresses doubts that Oracle would add enterprise capabilities to MySQL. "I hope that they will retain MySQL. [But] I am doubtful [that] they will ever improve MySQL to take it mid-enterprise level, but at least it will help them compete with Microsoft SQL Server on the low end," he says. (Gluster uses MySQL for its Web site operations.)

A key issue is that Oracle is a main competitor to MySQL, notes Timothy Dion, CTO of mobile and Web apps builder Sensei. "I'm very concerned about what that means," he says.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Leaked Images of the upcoming Samsung Z2 Tizen Smart Phone?

We have mentioned previously about the rumoured upcoming Samsung Z2 Smartphone and an un-named Global Tizen Smartphone. Well today these are allegedly leaked images of the Samsung Z2, a Tizen based Quad core Smartphone with 1Gb memory, 540 x 960 Screen to be released 1H 2015, which is potentially only a few weeks away. Read more

Google, Red Hat, and VMware announce CoreOS container support

Before we declare Docker the champion of the container wars, CoreOS begs to differ. If CoreOS was just doing this alone, it might not matter much. But, CoreOS has some big friends, Red Hat, Google, VMware and Apcera, that will make its efforts count. Read more Also: Google, VMware, and Red Hat just joined together to kneecap red-hot startup Docker

Ubuntu 15.10 to Be Called Wily Werewolf

Mark Shuttleworth has just announced the name of the Ubuntu 15.10, the next iteration of the Linux distribution from Canonical, and it's Wily Werewolf. The founder of Canonical used to make these announcements on this personal blog, but he has chosen the Ubuntu Online Summit keynote to make this one. What's interesting about this particular name is the fact that it makes a full circle (almost) to the first Ubuntu release Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog), that dates back to October 2004. Read more Also: Mark Shuttleworth Promises Ubuntu Phone that Turns into PC This Year

Knoppix Topics: An interview with Linux pioneer Klaus Knopper

At this year’s CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, Christopher von Eitzen sat down with Linux legend Klaus Knopper to discuss his popular Knoppix Linux distribution as well as Linux and accessibility in open source software. Designed to boot and run directly from a CD, DVD or USB flash drive without needing to be installed on a computer’s hard drive, Knoppix incorporates automatic hardware detection with support for a wide range of video and sound cards, USB devices and other peripherals and uses and on-the-fly decompression to run entirely in a computer’s memory. The CD version carries up to 2GB of executable software, while the single-layer DVD edition stores up to 10GB of data. The operating system can be used, for example, as a rescue system, to demonstrate Linux, as an educational CD, or installed directly to a system. Read more