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.


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