Wired News: MySQL Profits From Open Source: "Zack Urlocker likes to compare his employer's database software to a budget airline.
It's cheap, devoid of luxurious trappings and doesn't expend much effort catering to customers' whims. But if the point is to reach one's destination quickly and easily, it'll do the job.
'We don't try to be the database that has all the features,' said Urlocker, vice president of marketing for MySQL AB, the Swedish maker of an open-source database platform. 'If someone needs the advanced grid capabilities, they should buy that from Oracle.'
If, on the other hand, they don't want to spend the money, he advises they take a look at open source."