The Ongoing Disruption Of MySQL
from the time-to-change-a-business-model dept
Earlier this year, we noted that mySQL was quickly becoming a disruptive force for traditional database companies, even though those companies insisted they didn’t really compete with the cheaper (and, in some cases, free) open source database. However, here’s another story, pointing out that not only did mySQL swipe a deal from Oracle at SABRE, but that Oracle is getting increasingly worried about the company. While naysayers point out that, from a revenue perspective, mySQL has a tiny portion of the market, that’s a huge mistake. Considering that mySQL is redefining the market, and shrinking the overall revenue, anyone judging this contest on revenue alone isn’t going to get very far.