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European Commission Approves Oracle-Sun Merger 144

Posted by CmdrTaco
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rubycodez writes "The anti-trust body of the EU, the European Commission, has approved Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems, believing competition would be preserved. It saw PostgreSQL as a viable independent alternative to MySQL and that market access to Java would not be restricted. Uncertainty about Sun's future has cost over a billion dollars in lost sales in the past year."
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European Commission Approves Oracle-Sun Merger

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  • by MikeV (7307) on Thursday January 21, 2010 @11:52AM (#30846632)

    You don't survive long as a company by having competing products in your line-up. MySQL has been a thorn in Oracle's side for a long time. Now they get to exploit the user-base, getting them over to their entry-level db and upgrading some to their enterprise level db all the while gradually shuffling MySQL into the background.

  • Re:MySQL's future (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 21, 2010 @01:43PM (#30848264)

    Where I work we had two MySQL instances that got corrupted every now and then. It was just how it was. When we got a support call the first thing to do was to check if the database had been corrupted. With PostgreSQL we haven't had one single problem, ever.

    All our databases are being moved on to PostgreSQL now. All core and business critical systems already run on PostgreSQL, only the less critical systems are still on MySQL.

    Unless you have a very good reason for using MySQL then don't. Personally I don't believe such reasons exist.

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