"It's like comparing the free town bicycle in the park to a car that someone pays for," he said. "MySQL is not playing in the same league as commercial databases. While I do see a lot of free MySQL around, I think they replace Microsoft Access more than anything else. I think MySQL will stay in the 'other' category for quite awhile."
How funny now the bicycle is in the oracle park and demoted , rotting there ...
In an old computrworld article about db market in 2006
I was interested in reading about the rdbms enterprise market share fight while reading this article (pdf alert)
Running enterprise applications on Firebird
Fyracle was a good idea and still is maybe with a few years too early
and it should have been opensourced , that would have killed oracle quite fast