We were just having a good laugh about this over on the Oaktable Network list. It appears as though MySQL is exhibiting a nasty arithmetic bug. It seems when they ran the pricing numbers through the database, free—or $0.00 dollars—became $40,000 dollars. MySQL represents the best of the Open Source model—lots of free code, yet The MySQL Website says:
For the price of a single CPU of Oracle Enterprise Edition ($40,000 per CPU), you can deploy an unlimited number […]
What ever happened to the real Open Source database model which is free download and something like www.mysqlfreaks.com/ for support?
Moronic Quote of the Day
Also at The MySQL Website is this jewel (emphasis added by me):
Not only does open source save money, it provides an architecture that is more scalable for modern web-based applications.
Whether or not your application is “modern” does not make MySQL scale better than Oracle. Sorry, nice try. I wonder if MySQL marketing is a volunteer effort to match the product development?