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Re: Thoughts on MySQL and InnoDB

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Thoughts on MySQL and InnoDB
Date: 2005-11-30 06:18:41
Message-ID: 20051130061841.GA3535@fetter.org (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 11:55:56PM -0500, Christopher Browne wrote:
> > Plus Oracle has the same time that MySQL AB must spend on catching
> > up with todays InnoDB - for maybe improving it significantly?
> 
> Hmm.  You're suggesting the thought that Oracle might make
> substantial upgrades to InnoDB, which might lead to a concommitant
> increase in price?  Interesting...

Those upgrades also might lead to a concommitant *decrease* in price,
as in giving it away for free.  This would make it very difficult to
come up with reasons to pay for the newfangled MySQL engine,
especially should Oracle choose to spend some money on a marketing
campaign for its improvements.

Cheers,
D
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