They’re joining the family. Surprise! Oh, yes. What a no-brainer.
[Disclosure]: MySQL was involved in the process of moving the text you are now reading from my screen to yours. Hey, I guess I can look forward to a discount on ongoing’s MySQL charges. [Um, isn’t that free? -Ed.]
MySQL, you know, in my experience, it, well, Just Works. Runs great on our hardware and OS. Well, OK, GNU/Linux too. What else is there? For databases, nothing that matters. [Update:] I did not mean that MySQL is the only database that matters; I meant that from the database-deployment point of view, GNU/Linux and Solaris are the only operating systems that really matter.
Stand by; this is going to be fun.