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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


Oracle offered as much as $850 million for MySQL

Oracle offered a lot of money for MySQL. Here's why it didn't win.

By January 22, 2008


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 consumes 44 percent of the database market

Oracle continues to grow its market share through its consolidation strategy.

By June 30, 2008


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


MySQL getting too big for its corporate britches?

MySQL has a problem: the project has become so important that many have forgotten the company at its heart.

By December 15, 2008


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


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