MySQL going bye bye?

But now I'll have to pay for a database! </3

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MySQL going bye bye?

Post icon  Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:49 AM

http://www.maximumpc...oracle_do_mysql

Do you think it will happen? Why is Oracle trolling me? First the Java rumors and now MySQL? </3
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:38 AM

If this were to happen, first we should probably storm Oracle HQ, then after that possibly design our own open-source database program? YEAH! Prepare for battle. :D :D
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:09 AM

a replacement would come up, after all the source is available
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:37 AM

It's been forked a few times so far: http://news.cnet.com...0208294-16.html

Doubtless, if MySQL became too encumbered, the open source community would ditch it for the most viable alternative. It's not like this hasn't happened before with other projects. XFree86, a core OS element, was dropped like a rock by most Linux distros in the space of months.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 09:47 AM

You do understand there is MS SQL Express, right? It's free.

http://www.microsoft...us/express.aspx
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:29 AM

View Postcmwise, on 27 Oct, 2009 - 05:38 AM, said:

If this were to happen, first we should probably storm Oracle HQ, then after that possibly design our own open-source database program? YEAH! Prepare for battle. :D :D



+1 to that! haha

@modi123_1 - I don't think that runs on linux does it? If not, definitely doesn't doesn't cover near what MySql does.

Cheers
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:41 AM

http://www.postgresql.org/

Not to mention the numerous MySQL forks...
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:25 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 27 Oct, 2009 - 10:47 AM, said:

You do understand there is MS SQL Express, right? It's free.

Half true. SQL Server Express is "free" with license restrictions. Most notably, you're limited to a single processor, 1GB of RAM, and only a 4GB database. If you need to scale beyond that, you have to pay for one of the other editions. Plus, as markhazlett9 mentioned, it only runs on Windows, which is definitely not free.

With MySQL, on the other hand, you can run it on Linux, scale as much as you want, and never have to pay a penny for the software. So there's really no comparison.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:27 PM

Wow.. the fanbois really did jump out didn't they.

I took the OP's comment as in what she would use and was looking for alternatives.

The other alternative to my alternative is PostgreSQL
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:30 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 27 Oct, 2009 - 03:27 PM, said:

Wow.. the fanbois really did jump out didn't they.

I took the OP's comment as in what she would use and was looking for alternatives.

The other alternative to my alternative is PostgreSQL

A couple people point out limitations in your "alternative" and that makes them fanboys?
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:51 PM

Knowles' Rule of the Internet:

A thread can not get past 10 posts without the imminent possibility of it turning into an OS debate.
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:11 AM

Yes but only M$ posts get any real attention ;)


On topic - There are plenty of alternatives neo, I am also pretty sure there always will be.
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 08:56 AM

As far as what Oracle decides to do with MySQL, there's nothing anyone can do about. But I think it needs to be known that even if Oracle decides to trash MySQL (which I personally do not believe they will), the MySQL project as we know it will not perish.

Michael Widenius is the genius behind the MySQL project. After Sun Microsystems gobbled up the project, Michael Widenius (often referred to as Monty) did not agree with how Sun was managing the project and decided to leave the company. He has taken his 'Maria' engine, named after his daughter, and has begun working on Monty Program AB, which will pick up where it was left off.

I am a huge fan of MySQL, and personally loathe MS SQL, and therefor have been following this story for some time. Many believe Oracle will drop MySQL because it directly competes with their own products. I think Oracle is a smart company and will utilize the huge fan base of MySQL and build off of that. But again, should it go awry, I believe Monty Program AB will leave us with the MySQL we have always known and loved.
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:05 AM

But wouldn't that screw a lot of programs and websites and stuff up? A lot of people use it. My knowledge of databases is probably skewed, but in like Java isn't there seperate packages for SQL vs. MySQL?

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:08 AM

View PostKeyboardKowboy, on 28 Oct, 2009 - 06:56 AM, said:

I am a huge fan of MySQL, and personally loathe MS SQL,


Other than the fact that it's not free why would you loathe it? It is much more powerful than MySQL and so much more can be done with it than can be done with MySQL.

Just wondering?
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