More about MySQL and Jim [Starkey]
The storage engine being worked on at MySQL will be available this year an derives from an acquisition of it own: the company Netfrastructure, which employed a database luminary Jim Starkey and other engineers. Read more here.
[Ed: I still wonder why some articles “forget” the word “Firebird”. Even when the subject is direct or indirect related to it, they prefer to mention Ingres, MySQL, PostgreSQL or EnterpriseDB].>