If you were still wondering what Oracle was going to do with its newly acquired MySQL database (other than write-off the ridiculous $1 billion that Sun paid for the open source leader), the answer just arrived in my email inbox: Oracle plans to trash-talk MySQL to death.
In case it needed to be made any clearer, here’s what Oracle is pitching for its “get MySQL outta-here” webinar on April 28th:
As the global economy slows down, companies continue to look at alternative technologies that they feel are more cost effective and will save money on their bottom line. Learn why choosing an Oracle technology platform lowers the total cost of ownership for your company during this live, interactive one hour program. Tony Tarone, the Director of Operations at Cedar Document Technologies, will discuss how he gained a reliable, scalable, secure, and cost effective platform by moving from MySQL to Oracle. Here is the agenda for the session:
- Oracle Database Overview
- Cedar Document Solutions
- The Move to Oracle for Cedar Documents
- Oracle comparison to MySQL
- Live Q and A with Tony Tarone, Cedar Documents Director
That was fast work, wasn’t it. The corpse isn’t just still warm, it’s not even a corpse yet. The question is whether there will be anything to sell after the trash talk seminar series is done working its magic. The other question: Could Oracle care less?
I doubt it.