Oracle FAQ runs MySQL

While reading Zach Urlocker’s blog, I ran across this link to an Oracle FAQ forum that runs MySQL as the database. Here is a quick snippet from the forum:

“I’m ashamed to admit, but most of the site is using MySQL. Now that Oracle XE is available, I hope we could port some sections to Oracle. However, database replacements are never easy. So, don’t expect it too soon.Every penny we make goes back into running and developing this site. There is no way we would be able to raise the money required to buy a commercial Oracle license.” (OraFAQ Forum)

More and more popular sites are moving to MySQL: Yahoo, Google, Craigslist, Travelocity, etc. This open source database has certainly moved into wide acceptance within mission critical business environments.

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