Is anyone switching from MySQL?
derek at pointerstop.ca
Fri May 1 20:48:28 BST 2009
Paul Sladen wrote:
> On Fri, 1 May 2009, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> I certainly don't expect Oracle to devote considerable resources to MySQL
>> development, based on their track record.
> Is the concern is about future new features being added to MySQL?
> The current version presumably has enough a sufficient feature-set
> otherwise, MySQL would not have been chosen.
Would not have been chosen for what? The concern is _always_ about new
features and bug fixes. Oracle has no incentive to deal with either one.
> That current version
> cannot disappear and either will your ability to patch it if required.
My ability to patch it is considerably greater than my desire to _use_ it -
I was already a dedicated PostGreSQL user. I also do most of my corporate
work with Oracle. So I'm not at _all_ "concerned" about future MySQL
development, I just suspect there won't be any from Oracle, and potentially
not much from elsewhere.
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