Drizzle is a MySQL Technology Incubator?

This morning’s MySQL Conference keynotes had a number of inaccuracies, but one that I wish to point out is the characterizations of Drizzle. It looks to me like some Sun/Oracle/MySQL folks are trying to take credit, now that they’re seeing it become a resounding success, for the good work of the Drizzle project. It is not a technology incubator, nor is it the “MySQL Drizzle Project.” It is a new database server. It is Drizzle.

I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and lots of open-source software for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB. More about me.