No need to panic over #MySQL – are other open source databases available. #PostgreSQL, #Firebird, #HSQLDB, even Apache #Derby

MySQL users are nervous about Oracle’s takeover of Sun Microsystems, according to InfoWorld. You can see their point: Why would a company whose main product is a proprietary database be interested in maintaining an open source competitor to it?

There are other open source databases available. PostgreSQL, Firebird, HSQLDB, even Apache Derby can all be called into service, depending on your needs. The developer communities behind any of these projects would be more than happy to help scores of ex-MySQL users migrate to their particular platform. They almost certainly already have tools to do it

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