Jeremy Zawody blogs “Oracle buys Innobase. MySQL between rock and hard place?”
Ow. InnoBase is currently the data storage engine of choice when using the MySQL engine. (Unlike most RDBMSes, MySQL can plug into several storage engines, like MyISAM, Cluster and Archive, to provide performance and features tuned for the application.) While Oracle can’t “take away” the Gnu Public Licensed code in current use, they can negotiate difficult terms for MySQL AB to continue offering commercial products. It’s time for the MySQL AB team to look for a new storage engine.
The Motley Fool’s analysis: “Oracle Goes for the Kill.” Red Herring sees “Oracle Acquires Innobase” as just the 11th acquisition this year, and possibly for a low-end entry-level tool for the Oracle DB. It will be interesting to see how Oracle proceeds.