This has been an interesting week. I have been told over the past year that the Collaborate conference was more Oracle focused and little interest in MySQL. While the conference is Oracle focused, MySQL and open source technologies do have people's interest. I was informed that the MySQL sessions all had larger attendees than last year overall. I did meet some great people here and a big thank you to the IOUG, OAUG, QUEST for this event.
Some typical comments I heard from attendees about MySQL while at Collaborate:
“SQL Server just does not have the throughput, I know MySQL can do it.”
“Depending on what your application is, MySQL is just better and faster.”
The biggest hurdle for MySQL this week was how to pronounce it: “MySQL” is “My Ess Que Ell” (not “my sequel”), otherwise MySQL was well received.
Collaborate will be in Denver next year so I am surely to attend. I look forward to presenting how impressive MySQL 5.6 is and having more MySQL sessions or a track.
Below are some links for Oracle DBAs looking at MySQL, I hope you find them helpful.
50 things to know before migrating Oracle to MySQL
MySQL for Oracle DBAs, Oracle Developers:
MySQL for Oracle DBAs (I, II):
MySQL: An Introduction for Oracle DBAs