Edward Screven – Chief Corporate Architect of Oracle provided the opening keynote at the 2010 MySQL Users Conference.
Overall I was disappointed. The first half was more an Oracle Sales pitch, we had some product announcements, we had some 5.5 performance buzz. While a few numbers and features were indeed great to hear, there was a clear lack of information to the MySQL ecosystem including employees, alumni and various support services. I hope more is unveiled this week.
Some notes of the session.
- Oracle’s Strategy covers storage, servers, virtual machines, operating system, database, middleware, applications
- We build a complete technology stack that is “open” and “integrated” based on “open standards”
- products talk via open standards with the intention for customers to not feel locked in to any technology
- Examples include apache, java, linux, xen, eclipse, and innodb
- Unbreakable linux has now over 4,500 customers
After the sales pitch we got down to more about MySQL.
What MySQL means to Oracle? We make the Oracle solution more complete as a stack for customers.
What is the investment in MySQL?
- Make MySQL a better MySQL
- Develop, promote and support MySQL
- MySQL community edition
Integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Secure Backup and Oracle Audit Vault infrastructure. *This I expected and have blogged about, so I’m glad to see this commitment.
MySQL 5.5 is now in Alpha, some features are
- InnoDB will be default engine
- Semi sync replication
- Replication heartbeat
- Performance Schema
MySQL 5.5 is planned on being faster with Innodb Performance Improvements & MySQL Performance Improvements.
MySQL 5.5 sysbench claims, read 200% faster, write 364% faster.
MySQL Workbench 5.2 announcement
- SQL Development
- Database Administration
- Data Modelling
MySQL Cluster 7.1 GA announcement
- Improved Administration
- Higher Performance
- Carrier Grade Availability & Performance
MySQL Enterprise Backup announcement
- Online backup for InnoDB only
- Formally InnoDB hot backup with additional features including incremental backups
MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.2 Beta announcment
In closing the statement was “MySQL lets Oracle be more complete at the database layer”. Is that good for the MySQL Community or better for the Oracle revenue model?