Oracle buys Berkeley DB

Oracle buys sleepy cat which makes Berkeley DB. Berkeley DB is another backend to MySQL recently purchased by Oracle. It can also be used as a database on it's own (for example subversion uses Berkeley DB as one backend, but now has a better file based version of their own). These moves by Oracle are troubling for MySQL developers, there's a chance that Oracle will drop these products (if that's even possible) putting MySQL in a bind. In any event it will make people think twice before using MySQL.
But it's good news for PostgreSQL which may attract more developers since it's future is far more certain.


BK said…
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BK said…
Hey Scott - Not sure if you saw this press release from CollabNet a couple weeks back - Sleepycat helped them fix Subversion's buggy implementation of BDB and upgraded it to make use of newer BDB features.

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