First, better Sun than Oracle. The thought of Oracle eating up MySQL has always been rather disturbing to us especially since we do a fair amount of MySQL consulting and don't care much for Oracle as a company. I suppose it could still happen.
Given the fact that Sun is a large contributor to the PostgreSQL project, does this mean PostgreSQL fans can't make fun of
MySQL anymore? Are we like friends now? This could take away some fun and add a little fun at the same time.
Will this mean MySQL will have no qualms of using PostgreSQL underlying storage engine and what would it be called? - MyPost
Overall we think the move should prove positive for both camps.
We've been playing around with the 8.3 betas and RCs and really like the integrated Full Text Indexing and XML features. The new features
make it possible to do a quickie REST service-based application. In the next issue of this journal, we hope
to demonstrate creating REST services using 8.3 with server side - (PHP and/or ASP.NET) and front-end Adobe FLEX. We would have liked to demonstrate SilverLight/MoonLight as well, but
we want to wait till Silverlight 2.0 hits release. We'll try to use the Pagila
demo database for the upcoming demo app as Robert Treat has suggested.