Techtarget: MySQL and the Open Source revolution: An interview with Britt Jonston

Techtarget: MySQL and the Open Source revolution: An interview with Britt Jonston


January 31, 2001

The transcript of an interview with the Chief Technology Officer of NuSphere Corp., a provider of packaged MySQL solutions.

Britt discusses the rise of open source databases such as MySQL, how NuSphere adds value to this popular app, and answers questions from the audience. What are the pros and cons of open source systems? Do they pose a threat to established players such as Oracle and IBM? Are they ready for mission-critical enterprise applications? A good primer for beginners.