The transcript of an interview with Britt Johnston, 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.