Oracle Throws Punches

Saturday, 19 March 2011 18:10 Ayman Abouseif
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Oracle threw some punches at Red Hat and Microsoft last week by detailing its future plans for MySQL.
Oracle executives discussed the expanded integration of the recently released MySQL 5.5 with Windows and outlined plans for tighter integration with Windows authentication as well as improved support for the Entity framework and  tighter integration between the MySQL editor and Visual Studio GUI.
Windows (not Linux) is the No 1. MySQL platform, Oracle executives indicated pointing out that the performance of MySQL on Windows is now on par with MySQL on Linux. That can’t be good news for the Red Hat.
“Windows is and will continue to be No. 1 platform for development and deployment so we want to stay focused and make sure performance and scalability is top notch,” said Tomas Ulin, MySQL vice president of engineering at Oracle, noting that both capabilities were improved in MySQL 5.5.
But even as it named Windows as an ideal platform for MySQL and detailed plans to increase integration between the two, Oracle also simultaneously took aim at Microsoft’s SQL Server.
Analysts and commentators noted that Oracle was attempting to kill two birds with one stone. MySQL’s better integration with Windows will undoubtedly come at the expense of both Red Hat as well as MS SQL Server.

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