What's Ahead for Oracle's MySQL Database?

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Since Oracle grabbed MySQL when it acquired Sun Microsystems, the future of the database has been in question. Oracle executive Edward Screven answered questions about the future of the technology.

When Oracle announced it planned to acquire Sun Microsystems, concern about the fate of MySQL arose immediately. Roughly a year later, the deal is done, but questions still remain.

Today, Oracle Chief Corporate Architect Edward Screven plans to answer some of those queries with a keynote at the O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, Calif. In a conversation with eWEEK before the event, he opened the door to some of Oracle’s plans for the database, which he said focuses on both improving MySQL and maintaining its traditional niche.

What made MySQL successful, he explained, is that it is lightweight and easy to install and administer.