One of the new features of Oracle 12c is the new is the MySQL C API implementation for Oracle, so that all applications and tools built on this API can use transparently a MySQL or an Oracle database as backend.
Oracle says that this will facilitate the migration from MySQL to Oracle, but I ask myself: Won’t be attractive for many developers to start developing applications with the MySQL API rather than with the Oracle libraries? This can potentially permit new applications to be migrated quickly in the opposite direction… (Oracle -> MySQL).
Time will tell.
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