PostgreSQL is extremely poor for smaller sites. The only benefits are for larger sites. Additionally, Oracle would be committing suicide should they wish to kill off MySQL - in fact, the developers would fork it out, and continue development, independant of MySQL/Oracle.I think PostgreSQL support would be great in the future.
MySQL is now owned by Oracle which is well not a very trustworthy company.
They have already practically killed the open source edition of Solaris.
Things are likely to become complicated for MySQL as well in the future.
If oracle cuts of mysql, im sure there are more experienced developers out there that can continue it.we can only hope that MySQL survives the wrath of Oracle. of course it cannot be shut off from the open source scene. but there are still plenty of fears in the market.
Source?well the financial incentive might not be there. we can only hope that some other company adopts it. but then... mysql is losing its popularity amongst the giants of the web. twitter/facebook i believe are no longer relying on it.
If someone better comes along i'm all for it [performance, security, paid vs open source etc].well the financial incentive might not be there. we can only hope that some other company adopts it. but then... mysql is losing its popularity amongst the giants of the web. twitter/facebook i believe are no longer relying on it.
All of the Facebook stuff to do with MySQL has been made public at the notes.ooh. here are some links...
Facebook Blog does not have anything major related to MySQL.
Oracle owns Sun now, and suing Google over Java/Android.Whys is it a great alternative? What benefits does it have over mysql?
Such blatantly antagonistic litigation sends a clear message to the open source software community that Oracle is a hostile and abusive interloper rather than a contributor.
It's important to recognize that the impact of this lawsuit will be felt far beyond the scope of Java and will also influence perceptions of other key open source projects obtained by Oracle, such as the MySQL database system.
Screven(Oracle's chief corporate architect) told InfoWorld. "I expect that core features will end up in community edition. There will be some value-add, like monitoring or backup, that make sense in the enterprise edition."
While Screven said that Oracle definitely wants to run MySQL as a business to make money, he emphasized that he and others at the company liked the way the open source community edition made it easy for people to start up projects. "It would be a mistake for us to starve the community edition because that would impinge upon the ubiquity of MySQL," he said.
Larry Ellison may not want to make more money, you are right. Let me just toss some information your way.well as i had stated above. this is just a perception and nothing has been done yet
As of 2010 he is the sixth richest person in the world, with a personal wealth of US$28 billion.