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Database Pricing · This mar­ket­ing move is why the Sun/MySQL deal made sense; it’s all about mar­ket­ing and sell­ing. Frankly, in most re­spect­s, a tech­nol­o­gy com­par­i­son of MySQL and any old com­mer­cial database pack­age is kind of bor­ing; which makes pric­ing and de­liv­ery re­al­ly im­por­tan­t. John Clin­gan high­lights this nice­ly in Save big bucks with GlassFish & MySQL Un­lim­it­ed. He in­cludes an ob­vi­ous link to the Or­a­cle pric­ing news, but I think Bryan Cantrill’s four-year-old The Eco­nomics of Soft­ware is rel­e­van­t, too.
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