[development] Oracle buys SleepyCat

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Wed Feb 15 03:32:18 UTC 2006

Oracle bought SleepyCat, the makers of the Berkeley DB that powers
MySQL's BDB tables.


Previously, they bought InnoBase, makers of InnoDB.

This can spell financial trouble for MySQL AB (the company), since
they rely on Inno
for non-GPL licensed versions.

MyISAM is still there, but for commerical applications, this may be bad news.

Here is my take on it.

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