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Report: Red Hat to Switch Up MySQL for MariaDB

Back in 2010, when Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, MySQL founder Monty Widenius (shown) was very vocal about the acquisition, and raised many questions about the future of the open MySQL database, which he founded. In fact, we did an interview with Monty here on OStatic, where he said, "It's clear that Oracle is in the game for the profit and it's in their interest to get out as much money from MySQL as they can over the long term."

Monty went on to become the lead developer of MariaDB, a fork of MySQL, and now there are reports that Red Hat will switch the default database in its RHEL enterprise product, from MySQL to MariaDB, upon the release of version 7. That's a big vote of confidence in MariaDB.

 



 
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