Oracles arch-enemy Microsoft has already brought its weapons in position against the target with its: "Microsoft offers Oracle-phobes MySQL migration tool" , . So far so good. Nothing new, nothing special.
What made me a bit edgy was the following Oracle blog series about their Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB):
- OWB 11gR2 – MySQL Open Connectivity 
- OWB 11gR2 – MySQL Bulk Extract 
It looks like with the new 11gR2 release there "... were significant changes to mapping to support native heterogeneous connectivity to systems ...".
What interests me more is what is MySQL related about it. In the second part of the series I find some text passages like:
"Next on the MySQL series, let's look at bulk extract to file from MySQL. ... and also rather than just unloading to file, we can optimize for other systems such as Oracle and create Load Code Templates that extract in bulk from MySQL (or whatever) transfer to the Oracle system and create an external table as the staging table. ... Hopefully this gives you a taster for the capabilities of the bulk extract capabilities using MySQL as an illustration."
This makes me just a bit nervous. But hopefully I am just overreacting because of the current situation... So let us carefully watch how it continues!
PS: .oO(How would it sound like this: "... and also rather than just unloading Oracle data to file, we can optimize for MySQL and create Load Code Templates that extract in bulk from Oracle (or whatever) transfer to the MySQL system ..."?)
1 Yahoo! NEWS
2 The Wall Street Journal
3 Microsoft offers Oracle-phobes MySQL migration tool
4 Free Download: Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant
5 OWB 11gR2 – MySQL Open Connectivity
6 OWB 11gR2 – MySQL Bulk Extract