At the highest level, the IBM license demonstrates the market demand for database compatibility and validates the strength of EDB’s solutions.
The news is also especially important in light of Oracle’s announced acquisition of Sun. With MySQL now under its control, Oracle has near-monopoly power in the database market, both in the proprietary and open source spaces. It is more important than ever that customers have mechanisms that allow them to choose freely the database solution that is best for them.
Compatibility = Choice