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Sun buys MySql?

Discussion in 'MySQL' started by PlasmaLuv, Jan 16, 2008.

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    $1,000,000,000 buyout. That's a billion. With a B.
    SEMrush
    I guess we can all agree that open source is a viable business platform, 'eh?
     
    PlasmaLuv, Jan 16, 2008 IP
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  2. AstarothSolutions

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    £500m is a fairly low price to pay for the size of the userbase for MySQL
     
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    BlueDevilMedia Well-Known Member

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    This is great news for the MySQL community.
     
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    Great piece of business for Sun ... read more
     
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    congratulations Sun!! It's amazing to see MySQL as a part of Sun but 1 billion??? MySQL is worth much more
     
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    How does mysql make money anyway?
     
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    Enterprise editions : $4999.00 /Server/Year Platinum
    $2999.00 /Server/Year Gold
    Silver's $1999, Basic is $599
    Plus training etc. Open Source was good for them to expand their base. I'm sure some of the succesful sites started with them and upgraded over moving to a new system.
    Should have said PLUS training: check these prices out

    https://shop.mysql.com/training/
     
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    IMO, a very good investment for Sun. I imagine that the MySQL user base is growing very rapidly...
     
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    501 Well-Known Member

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    Glad Sun bought MYSQL, i always thought MySQL was way better and easier to use then Oracle. Not a big fan of Oracle anyways.
    :D
     
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    We will probably see an increase or more exposure for some of the other "open source" databases.
     
    johnkasar, Jan 18, 2008 IP
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    I feel money laundering :D
     
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    It's gonna be great for both MySQL developers/community and for Sun.

    Looking into the past, Sun has done more than any other company on the planet for open source, and this is just another step to prove their position.
     
    greys, Jan 18, 2008 IP
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    got to love those that are too young to remember suns history.... traditionally they certainly didnt help opensource. A big financial purchase (even if it is very low for the user base) may result in a return to old form
     
    AstarothSolutions, Jan 18, 2008 IP
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    do people still use oracle ?
     
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    Astaroth, can you elaborate? I'm really curious, although I still remember the time when Solaris wasn't open source.
     
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    45% of the database market is controlled by oracle. Small sites use mysql corporations use oracle and larger business use oracle usually.
     
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    Sadly I would have rathered Oracle be the one to purchase MySql than Sun. Oracle in my opinion has been more on key with developer support.. but that's just my 2 cents
     
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    I love mysql. Its the easiest learning database program.
     
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    No offense, but I've been working with Linux since 1993 and before that I worked with Solaris and DEC Unix and did a couple of contracts at Sun. Sun was very late getting into the open-source community and they have a terrible track record with acquisitions and trying to merge them into their Solaris/Java/VM model. When Sun does something, there's a reason behind it, and that reason is money. mySQL is not profitable and Sun stands to lose a lot of money on this deal, that is, unless their business partner Oracle helps them out.

    Anybody with their ear to the ground in the mySQL development community knows this deal means there's going to be a development fork in the mySQL road ahead with all the premiere mySQL developers taking the path away from Sun.

    Now, before you slag me off as bashing Sun, I do own quite a bit of stock in Sun and Oracle. I've been trading Sun, Oracle and Red Hat stock for almost 10 years. Oracle is still the best enterprise database and Sun's Solaris and Sparc architecture was ahead of it's time, and well, Java was a spectacular development. My point is that mySQL had finally went bigtime as of mySQL 5 which now has stored procedures and triggers. Stored routines brought mySQL to an enterprise level and that's a huge threat to Oracle.

    If you've never been certified by Oracle, Sun, Microsoft, Cicso, etc .. You just don't really realize the impact mySQL has had on the development community. It used to be DBA's spent tens of thousands of dollars on certification and made $100K+ per year playing Oracle DBA. Now, with mySQL, you have 17 year old kids managing mySQL databases for minimum wage. Ergo, in 1992-1997, you could clear $100+ per hour just for being able to code CGI's in Perl that used DBD::Oracle but today, with PHP+mySQL, again, you have kids working for minimum wage doing database work and the small startups they work for aren't buying Oracle licenses.

    btw, Anybody using PostgreSQL ?
     
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