- Oracle probably cares about customers actually paying for Solaris, so it’s not a surprise to see Oracle apparently press the undo button on Sun’s suicidal Solaris strategy
- Oracle probably sees MySQL primarily as a source of DBMS upgrade (to Oracle Database) leads, much as it likely did when it acquired Innobase; I for one don’t expect to see substantive MySQL upgrades in the future
- VMware appears to have taken the lead in advancing “the Java platform” lately (e.g., through its SpringSource acquisition)
- “LAMJ” is a lot harder to pronounce than “LAMP”…
A more surprising finding of the report is that users don't plan to switch from MySQL. Rather, they believe that it could thrive under the watch of Oracle, which, to its benefit, now has strongholds in both proprietary and open-source software stacks.
Proprietary vs. open stacks