MySQL fills Oracle-consumed hole in database by Martin LaMonica on ZDNet.
" The storage engine MySQL is working on will be available this year. The engine derives from MySQL's acquisition of Netfrastructure, which employed database luminary Jim Starkey and other engineers.
"What we didn't tell people when we bought Netfrastructure is that we were getting more than just people. We were also getting software," Mickos said.
At the company's customer conference later this month, MySQL executives will further detail its strategy for storage engines.
The company will disclose partners that are writing their own storage engines for MySQL and further detail its "plug-in" architecture for storage engines, said Zack Urlocker, MySQL vice president of marketing."