Monday, March 08, 2010

MySQL Drizzle team joins Rackspace

Well, more defections from Oracle, it's clear where the wind is blowing. It's as if all the cool and interesting stuff is quickly shedding itself from Oracle.

Jay Pipes has a good blog post about the announcement and the history behind them ending up at Rackspace.

Interesting quote:
"Rackspace is also heavily invested in Cassandra, and sees integration of Drizzle and Cassandra as being a key way to add value to its platforms and therefore for its customers".
I look forward to seeing what that's about.

I also liked this from Jay:
"I don't know whether Larry understands that cloud computing and infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and database-as-a-service will eventually put his beloved Oracle cash cow in its place or not. I don't know whether Oracle is planning on embracing the cloud environments which will continue to eat up the market share of more traditional in-house environments upon which their revenue streams depend. I really don't."

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