April 13, 2006

MySQL | MySQL renews Oracle InnoDB contract

As a follow-up to this article, MySQL has - according to this CNET report - renewed the InnoDB contract inherited by Oracle when it purchased the Finnish company.

MySQL CEO Marten Mickos is quoted as saying "Oracle told us that it's business as usual--they don't want to slow us down, and they will fix bugs" - which on the face of it is good news for anyone with a long term investment in InnoDB technologies.

The article does not say whether Oracle will fix some of the more fundamental issues with InnoDB's MySQL engine.

In related news, MySQL is pushing ahead with development of its own transactional storage engine following its acquisition of Netfrastructure, one of the original InterBase developers and a member of the Firebird project.

Posted at 2:14 PM