Brian Aker parted ways with the mainstream MySQL release, and with Sun Microsystems, when Sun was acquired by Oracle. These days, Aker is working on Drizzle, one of several MySQL offshoot projects. In time for next week's MySQL Conference & Expo, Aker discussed a number of topics with us, including Oracle's motivations for buying Sun and the rise of NoSQL.
The key to the Sun acquisition? Hardware:
Brian Aker: I have my opinions, and they're based on what I see happening in the market. IBM has been moving their P Series …[Read more]