Oracle Commits to MySQL with InnoDB
By Sean Michael Kerner
Oracle is serious about growing the MySQL database.
That's the message from Edward Screven, the company's chief corporate architect, who on Tuesday outlined the way forward for MySQL under Oracle's direction following the acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
As part of that direction, Oracle today announced the beta release of MySQL 5.5, and said that the InnoDB engine would become the default storage engine for MySQL.
Overall, Screven stressed that MySQL is a critical asset that Oracle intends to develop and expand.
"MySQL is important to Oracle," Screven told InternetNews.com. "It's important to us in business terms and strategically."
He noted that Oracle's corporate strategy is to provide open and integrated solutions for customers by offering components at each level of the stack, from middleware to hardware. Oracle sees MySQL expanding the breadth of options the company can offer customers at each of those levels.
"If you look at MySQL, it has some properties that are different than the Oracle database," Screven said. "MySQL is small, lightweight and it's easy to administer, install and get going with if you're a developer."
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