Has this pig got Swine Flu?

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I’ve mentioned in the past that I am a big fan of what MySQL has achieved, and how they were a proof point for us when we decided to contribute Actian to open source.  

I was just reading a rather discouraging article in The Register about a couple of Oracle Execs trotting over to Sun for a townhall meeting with the Sun employees as is standard practice during acquisitions.  As a somewhat impartial observer even I was depressed by the tone of the conversation around MySQL     Couldn’t Chuck have put some lipstick on the pig, or does he believe that its got swine flu?

I was amused to receive a reminder over the weekend for the on-again-off-again Oracle Vs MySQL TCO webcast.  I’ve decided to tune in anyway and see how they handle it.

About Emma McGrattan

As SVP of Engineering at Actian, Emma leads development for the Actian Vector team, including the Ingres and X100 components, and the Actian Matrix Planner team. A leading authority in DBMS technologies, Emma is celebrating 20 years in Ingres and Actian Engineering.

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