MySQL Use to Drop Under Oracle Ownership

Usage of the open-source MySQL database is set to decline if Oracle succeeds in buying the software’s owner, Sun Microsystems, according to new data released by analyst firm The 451 Group on Friday. The firm polled 347 open-source software users. While 82.1 percent of respondents use MySQL today, that figure will drop to 72.3 percent by 2014. Fifteen percent said that if Oracle buys Sun, they would be less inclined to use MySQL. Only 6.3 percent indicated they would be more likely to use the database under Oracle’s stewardship

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