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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

6 responses to “MySQL, Oracle And Cloud Computing”

  1. reinhart

    there is a war (of words) erupting inside the community with one side asking EU to block the deal or, at the very least, change the license to another open source license from GPL and the other side urging EU to allow the transaction to go through.

    Why so coy?
    Instead of ‘one side’, just say Monty who made a BILLION dollars selling somthing and now wanting to decide how that business is run to better suit his current business.

    NO ONE I know like Oracle but I was hard pressed at conferences to find anyone who supports Monty’s ego.

    Cloud computing? Hmm, I guess its sexier than what we call it at work: ‘mainframes are back baby!!’

  2. Puzzled

    The author seems to make an implicit link between
    cloud computing and MySQL. This link is more than
    virtual as MySQL is by far not powerful enough to
    handle a lot of concurrent user connections. Oracle
    may be be losing money if it banked on MySQL for
    acquiring Sun (I would rather believe Java is
    Oracle’s real target).

  3. vargas
  4. paintrich

    Interesting take on cloud monetizing FOSS. If you mean companies that take advantage of FOSS and maybe make contributions, then yes, agreed. Said otherwise, Rackspace and Amazon are shrewd consumers of MySQL, but in no way are meaningful contributors to its overall development and support (outside their domains). Otherwise, you should note that only the Joyent offering has any official tie-in to the entity behind MySQL.
    So real monetization (that goes into the lifeblood of the product) isn’t there in the former, but is there in the latter.