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To the faithful, Oracle's acquisition of key MySQL partner Innobase is proof of what they've believed all along: MySQL's success is a threat to Oracle's database business and it's only a matter of time before the two companies collide.
On the other hand, what if you're not a believer? Suppose you've been using databases long enough to realize that MySQL's capabilities aren't even remotely comparable to Oracle's, and that the customers who rely on Oracle for mission-critical business would no more replace their databases with MySQL than an accountant would give up Excel for a pocket calculator. What should you make of the Innobase acquisition then?
I'm not …