April 1st is still more than a month away and at least one rumour about Oracle’s upcoming purchases is true: today the software giant annnounced their acquisition of Sleepycat Software, the makers of Berkeley DB (and various other products).
One interesting point is that Berkeley DB was already seeing competition from SQLite (which is an excellent, fast and free (as in beer and freedom) RDBMS). I wonder how much the acquisition is going to drive adoption of SQLite?
Additionally, Oracle now owns both half of MySQL’s transactional storage engines, which perhaps gains them another measure of control over the Swedish upstart. (The other engines are …[Read more]