While Oracle and Sun are going after Red Hat Linux with lower pricing models for support and service, MySQL is making pricing a move to attract customers to its open source database. The company announced MySQL Enterprise Unlimited, claiming that customers who have Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase or DB2 Enterprise License Agreements (ELAs) can save over $1 million.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Notable headlines:Net pioneer predicts overwhelming botnet surge.Adobe: Make room for Photoshop Lightroom.
A Forbes story lobs a bombshell, reporting a 'rumor' of a takeover bid of SAP by Oracle, which reputedly drove SAP's stock price up a modestly. "There's talk that Oracle will bid $38.
Is Apple's iPhone deal with Cingular a handicap to both parties? You almost get that impression hearing to Verizon executives tell it.
Valleywag noted that in Robert Scoble's blog he comments that Intel paid a fee for PodTech.net video produced during a visit to the company's new 45-nanometer fabrication plant in Hillsboro, Oregon.
This just in--Vista is launching to consumers and the Web is buzzing with worries over how to upgrade (and whether those worries are legit), stories about demand and primers on killer apps and pitfalls. One common thread: Folks are pretty damn skeptical about Vista.
Verizon will spend $17.5 billion to $17.
Charles S. Knight has compiled a handy list of the top 100 alternative search engines on Read/Write Web.
Over the weekend, uber-blogger Robert Scoble castigated other bloggers and news organizations for not linking to his 40-minute video of his adventures in Intel land on the cusp of the company's announcement of 45-nanometer chips plans and use of metal gates and high-K gate oxides. In my post about the Intel announcement, I linked to Scoble's video on Podtech.
Office 2007, meet Movable Type Enterprise. According to SixApart vice president Anil Dash business is about to take to blogging as Vista, Moveable Type and Office 2007 interconnect.