Sun and MySQL: How It Stacks Up for Developers
Source: Sun Microsystems
Most business analysts have applauded the announced acquisition by Sun Microsystems of open-source database provider MySQL AB. Although the business case for bringing MySQL under the Sun umbrella is clear, the acquisition leaves many developers wondering just what is in store for them. Developers want products that are easy to use during development, that are easy to scale to enterprise levels, and that will last long enough to repay the time investment required to master the technologies. Some MySQL community members wonder if they will continue to enjoy superior open-source products from the combined companies, and if the community will remain strong in the future.