MySQL's backup solution?

MySQL + Sun + Zmanda === Open Source or the destruction of community.

Is this the final step of MySQL becoming proprietary? Can Sun turn the project back to OSS &our community. Or is this the first step toward a community fork of MySQL?
clipped from www.mysql.com

SANTA CLARA and SUNNYVALE, CA. -- March 18, 2008 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) and Zmanda, the open source leader in backup and recovery software, today announced they are partnering to deliver a comprehensive, global data backup and recovery solution for MySQL Enterprise subscribers. A 30-day trial of Zmanda Recovery Manager Enterprise Edition -- the first open-source backup and recovery solution designed specifically for MySQL™ databases -- is available now at www.mysql.com/zrm. Starting April 1, MySQL Enterprise customers will be able to purchase ZRM for MySQL directly from Sun worldwide. Zmanda and Sun have also agreed to joint-selling and co-marketing activities in support of MySQL, the world's most popular open source database software.

Zmanda's ZRM for MySQL is an open source, enterprise-class backup and recovery solution for MySQL and MySQL Cluster databases. ZRM for MySQL meets the requirements of the MySQL DBA with features such as:

1 comment:

Paul Mohr said...

I think one of the advantages of open source is the number of competent and interested programmers who are willing to identify potential security issues and suggest new features. If they drift away from this, they can find themselves in a vacuum.