Re: Is there any legitimate reason to choose Oracle?
Analysts? What utter nonsense. They bought a Unix vendor. Beyond that, anyone else claiming anything is just morons pulling sh*t out of their ass.
If they did intend to "buyout the competition" then that's just retarded because the only thing they gained ownership over is a name. It's Free Software. Anyone can fork it. People WILL fork it if you annoy them. Case in point MySQL and OpenOffice.
Oracle are the poster boys for how you can't "buy out" Free Software.
Not that MySQL in any way shape or form is a replacement for Oracle (or even Postgres).