[development] Oracle buys SleepyCat

Kieran Lal kieran at civicspacelabs.org
Wed Feb 15 18:43:50 UTC 2006

On Feb 15, 2006, at 9:47 AM, Khalid B wrote:

>> http://www.mysql.com/products/maxdb/features.html
> No. It doesn't have transactions. Only InnoDB and BDB do.

"MaxDB is a heavy-duty, SAP-certified open source database for OLTP 
(Online transaction processing) and OLAP(Online Application process)  
usage which offers high reliability, availability, scalability and a  
very comprehensive feature set."

 From http://dev.mysql.com/doc/maxdb/pdf/whitepaper.pdf

"MaxDB is never in transactionless mode."

"MaxDB is additionally available as open source under the GNU General  
Public Licence (GPL), the most popular open source license."

SAP is in direct competition with Oracle so it's in their interest to  
ensure a viable OSS DB is available if Oracle tries to choke the DB  
market by squeezing the bottom of the market.  Although I don't see  
cheap hosting offering OLAP functionality for $5.95 a month. :-)

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