MySQL: A Threat to BigWigs?

By Deane Barker on March 17, 2003 – MySQL: A threat to bigwigs?: A good article on MySQL:

“Yahoo’s Zawodny makes a different analogy: ‘MySQL is to Oracle as Linux is to Windows. It will slowly but steadily creep up the food chain, just like Linux has.’ … Mickos is already seeing real headway. ‘I estimate we command 20 percent of the worldwide installed base of databases,’ he says , ‘but of revenues we only command only .02 percent. So there’s a factor of 1,000.’ He laughs. ‘And we are making money.’”