50 things to know before migrating Oracle to MySQL
by Baron Schwartz is an interesting read, it points out clearly that MySQL is not Oracle. However, Oracle is not
the benchmark by which all others are to be judged. So what do we compare with, or actually, why do we compare at all?
Hmm, so we take three steps back, and get a much better view... Marten Mickos (MySQL CEO from 2001 until the Sun acquisition in 2008) said it all along "MySQL does not compete with Oracle"
. I don't think people actually appreciated what he was saying, or even believed that he meant precisely what he said. They might have thought "oh that's just positioning and protesting too much to make the opposite point". But he wasn't, it was the clear plain truth and it still is today (and so it should remain, [Read more...]