December 9, 2009 -- With debate brewing about whether database, application and middleware giant Oracle should be able to obtain commercial open source database vendor MySQL, concerns about the proposed acquisition have a part to play in a predicted decline of MySQL use, according to a report by market research firm The 451 Group.

Oracle is presenting its case for the acquisition of Sun for approximately $7.4 billion, which brings Sun’s 2008 $1 billion purchase of MySQL into the Oracle fold, to European Union regulators tomorrow.

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