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Vice President, Research at Gartner, focusing on Data Management and Integration. Three decades in the IT Industry, most recently running his own IT Market Strategy, prior to that with Forrester as Senior Vice President, earlier with the Giga Information Group.

One response to “At Oracle, Closed May be the New Open. Whither MySQL?”

  1. pcrews

    You forgot to mention Drizzle in your alternatives to MySQL –

    It is a fork of the MySQL 6.0 codebase and has invested significant amounts of time into refactoring and cleaning up the code. Everything is C++, it uses a microkernel architecture, with most things available as plugins.

    While it is still in beta, it is gaining momentum and we’re shooting for a GA in Feb.