February 16, 2006

MySQL disclaims interest in the ERP market

With Oracle acquiring first Innobase and now Sleepycat, MySQL has been under the gun to position itself more sharply. In response, their CEO reportedly disclaimed interest in the ERP market. That surprises me, as it contradicts what I hear from SAP, and have heard from the company in the past.

Frankly, if he even said what he’s quoted as being saying, I doubt he entirely meant it.

Anyhow, lots of MySQL reactions to the latest news may be found right on the Planet MySQL blog.

EDIT: Yeah, he didn’t mean it that way. See my Monash Report post for clarification.


One Response to “MySQL disclaims interest in the ERP market”

  1. The Monash Report»Blog Archive » MySQL vs. the big guys on February 16th, 2006 10:02 am

    […] Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL, is a quotable man this week. Oracle saw to that by acquiring Sleepycat, on the heels of its prior acquisition of Innobase. Basically, his message is rah-rah open source, he really truly can compete with Oracle on functionality, but of course as a practical matter Oracle probably is locking in its application customers to its DBMS, including customers from the Siebel and Peoplesoft acquisitions. That makes sense. It’s consistent with what I’ve been hearing from SAP. I now think that the quotes elsewhere suggesting he wasn’t serious about powering ERP software at all were misunderstandings. He just recognizes that the ERP software MySQL will power will largely be SAP’s. […]

Leave a Reply

Feed: DBMS (database management system), DW (data warehousing), BI (business intelligence), and analytics technology Subscribe to the Monash Research feed via RSS or email:


Search our blogs and white papers

Monash Research blogs

User consulting

Building a short list? Refining your strategic plan? We can help.

Vendor advisory

We tell vendors what's happening -- and, more important, what they should do about it.

Monash Research highlights

Learn about white papers, webcasts, and blog highlights, by RSS or email.