In an interview done last week in advance of today's announcement of the Cloud Edition plans, Zurek declined to disclose specifics about the company's pricing plans. But the pricing "will be disruptive," he said. "I don't think Oracle will like this."
Zurek didn't stop there in his predictions. "What MySQL was for LAMP, we will be for the cloud," he said, referring to the popular open-source technology stack of Linux, Apache, MySQL and either Perl, PHP or Python.
The new database will be hosted on and run from Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service, while database table data will be stored using Amazon's S3 online storage service.
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