[development] OT: Future of Transactional Engine with MySQL

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Wed Jan 3 01:48:49 UTC 2007

As most of us know, Oracle has purchased InnoBase, makers of the InnoDB
engine for MySQL. This leaves MySQL in an awkward position. Although the
code is GPL'd,
it cannot be sold under a non-GPL license should Oracle change the licensing
terms, or
the cost of the license.

So, MySQL needs another transactional engine. Two have emerged

solidDB, via acquisition of the parent company that makes that database

And Falcon, which is build by Jim Starkey (ex-DEC, Firebird co-creator).

So, just a heads up on what is going on. Not clear if MySQL intends to push
two engines,
or just hedging their bets to see which one pans out.
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