Oracle is one of the most influential IT companies and they are extending their reach even further. According to InfoWorld in the article, “OpenWorld 2012: What’s In Store” Oracle has big plans for open source, including hardware, software, and other cool new toys. OpenWorld is Oracle’s yearly fun fair conference, where the company demonstrates and displays new projects and products to the public. Oracle has delved further into businesses databases with its new Database 12c, with the “c” standing for Cloud and a new version of its Exadata database machine—its engineered system flagship that combines servers, networking, and storage into one package.
The latest information on what the company plans to do with MySQL will be discussed at a keynote with Tomas Ullin, VP of MySQL engineering, and Edward Screven, Oracle’s chief corporate architect.
The talk will give showgoers a look at ‘Oracle’s MySQL strategy, and the key latest developments including product releases, roadmap, and community,’ according to the event’s description. While many MySQL users expressed fear over the database’s future following Oracle’s acquisition of previous owner Sun Microsystems, the presence of Screven, a longtime Oracle employee who reports directly to Ellison, could underscore the vendor’s commitment to the platform.
Oracle even has some plans for Amazon Web Services. It looks like 2013 will be a big year for the company in growth and profit. One thing Oracle needs to take into consideration is powering their database services with a search application. Search powers the basic groundwork for any content management plan. It might be worth Oracle’s time if they research LucidWorks, especially if they are headed to the Cloud.
Whitney Grace, October 15, 2012