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Twitter open-sources its MySQL tweaks

Microblogging site reveals some of the enhancements it's made to the database technology it uses to store user-generated data.

By April 9, 2012


Oracle loses some MySQL mojo

Oracle veteran and MySQL sympathizer Ken Jacobs has resigned from the database giant, calling into question Oracle's ability to deliver on its MySQL promises.

By February 7, 2010


MySQL ex-CEO tells EU to let Oracle buy Sun

Mårten Mickos urges EU antitrust regulators to approve Oracle's Sun acquisition, arguing that delay hurts customers and that Oracle won't sink Sun's MySQL group.

By October 8, 2009


Mickos letter to EU: Approve Oracle-Sun deal

The full text of Mårten Mickos' letter to European Commissioner for Competition, Neelie Kroes, encouraging the approval of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

By October 8, 2009


Gartner: Agenda behind EU's Sun-Oracle probe

Q&A Analyst Donald Feinberg sees a "political agenda" behind the European Commission's decision to investigate Oracle's planned takeover of Sun

By September 10, 2009


Remember when Oracle was the good guy?

Oracle now has the reputation of being a hard-driving proprietary software company, but it was founded under very different principles.

By August 14, 2009


Will Oracle let MySQL keep its new enterprise chops?

MySQL just increased its enterprise attractiveness, but Oracle may not let it keep it.

By April 22, 2009


Oracle can help Sun, but will it lose MySQL?

Oracle risks alienating MySQL's developers, given that it might have little incentive to ensure its future success. This could provide fodder for a fruitful fork--by Red Hat.

By April 23, 2009


Why Oracle didn't buy MySQL

Oracle probably didn't understand MySQL well enough to want to buy the open-source start-up, now part of Sun. Like a knife and screwdriver, their products are complementary.

By March 16, 2009


What Oracle stands to gain from open source

Oracle is struggling to find new customers, so why not try open source as a customer acquisition tool?

By December 19, 2008