After the drama over OpenSolaris a few days back, one might be tempted to think that the other Sun Microsystems products like MySQL and Java would be having problems too.
Well, according to a developer survey conducted by Jaspersoft, Java and MySQL has not been affected much by Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems. In fact, they are doing quite well under Oracle.
Here are some interesting things from the survey:
- More than 75 percent of respondents said their use of MySQL would increase or stay the same under Oracle.
- More than 75 percent of respondents predicted that MySQL development would continue at the same pace and even improve under Oracle.
- Almost all respondents said they’d continue to use Java, or increase the use of Java in their organization, under Oracle. These results say Java is still a vibrant and popular programming language.
- Nearly 80 percent of respondents felt that the Java Community Process (JCP) would remain the same or improve under Oracle.
The result for Java is not surprising considering the fact that there are not many alternatives to Java right now. However, despite the availability of the other database management systems, most of the developers still prefer MySQL. So yes the developers still trust Oracle to keep MySQL and Java alive.
However, it would be wrong to compare this with the issue surrounding OpenSolaris. Java and MySQL are very widely used and Oracle can only gain by continuing to support them. The case is different with OpenSolaris though. OpenSolaris is almost non-existent in desktops; even for supercomputers only 2 of TOP500 supercomputers run on OpenSolaris.
[via: cnet news]