Smart moves by MySQL AB

Now there seems to be a clear response. MySQL has hired former Firebird developer Jim Starkey and MySQL has a new CTO: Taneli Otala – read Kaj Arnö’s interview with Taneli.

The final statement on this interview declares a clear goal: “Definitely. I want to be part of the team building the world’s best database!”. The times when MySQL targeted itself mainly to drive small and medium web based applications are definitely over!

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LinuxQuestions.org Podcast – Mentions MySQL’s acquisition of Netfrastructure

The latest LinuxQuestions.org Podcast. Topics include LQ conference updates, 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards, your feedback on LQ, the LQ Articles and Editorials section, the MySQL acquisition of Netfrastructure, more on the MySQL, Oracle, SAP rumors and the TCO study sponsored by OSDL and Levanta.

LQ-Podcast-030206.mp3

–jeremy

ED:Members Choice Awards For Databases (will be published in 6March)

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Ingres jumps into the fray

Dave Dargo, CTO of Ingres, has its own opinion on what it all means. In his view, Oracle is scaring customers away from open source systems that can be acquired, towards systems that cannot be acquired. Firebird is a prime example of the latter. Curiously, Ingres is an example of the former.

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Firebird used in 1000+ schools in Flanders

If it’s interesting for Firebird & Turbocash:

All our applications run using Firebird, in 3-tier mode. The 2 flagships applications are:

– School administration software. – Used by 1000+ schools in Flanders.
– Accounting program. – Also used by 1000+ schools in Flanders, and by regular companies as well.

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Devrace FIBPlus 6.4 – compatibility with BDS 2006

Devrace are happy to announce the release of FIBPlus 6.4 (evaluation version). This version is fully compatible with Borland Developer Studio 2006. So now FIBPlus components are compatible with a big number of Borland products: Delphi 5-7, Delphi 2005-2006, C++ Builder 5-6, 2006 and Kylix 3, as well as with servers Borland InterBase 4.x-7.x and Firebird 1.x-2.0. This new version of FIBPlus, the best tool in Database Connectivity category according to the voting results of Delphi Informant Magazine’s 2004 Reader Choice Awards, includes a number of enhancements and more than 10 bug fixes. For more details read Press release and Release notes.

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